Queen Anne cup and cover by Benjamin Pyne

Also known as 'The Gibraltar Cup'.

Details

Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
27 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £133,100)
Acquired in:
1991
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Engraved on one side with the arms of Robert Fairfax within a foliate and husk cartouche; on the other with the crowned monogram of Queen Anne and border of scrolled leafage. Made by Benjamin Pyne, overstruck by Henry Lyon.

Provenance

Presented to Captain Robert Fairfax (1666-1725) by Queen Anne; by descent to Guy Fairfax Esq; Sold Christie's 1930; Lord Fairfax.

Venue details

Fairfax House Castlegate, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 9RN 01904 655 543 www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk

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