One of only 8 surviving two-handled cups in gold from the reign of Charles II and appears to be the earliest example of a race prize cup.
The Bowes Cup by Jacob Bodendeich, c. 16751676
© V&A Picture Library
- 15 x 13 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £30,000 ( Total: £223,500; Tax remission; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Trustees of Mrs H Scudamore
The cup bears the arms and crest of Sir William Bowes of Streatlam, and his wife Elizabeth Blakiston of Gibside.
Bowes Lyon family by descent, sold from Glamis Castle at Christie's in 1948 to Sir James Caird, by descent to Mrs H.Scudamore.