The Bowes Cup by Jacob Bodendeich

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.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
15 x 13 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £223,500; Tax remission; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Bowes Lyon family by descent, sold from Glamis Castle at Christie's in 1948 to Sir James Caird, by descent to Mrs H.Scudamore.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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