The York Gold Cup by Lewis Mettayer

The body is engraved with the Royal Arms, racehorse, jockey and inscription reading 'This Plate run for at York by Six Years old horses'.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £210,125)
Acquired in:
1995
Vendor:
Christie's

The cover is engraved with the cypher of Queen Anne. The cup is in a fitted leather case, H: 17.8cm.

Provenance

Presented to Mr Graeme, owner of the winning horse Champion in the 1713 York races and hence by descent.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

6 Feb – 31 Dec

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm  (Sun, 11am – 4pm)

Mon, guided tours 11am and 2pm 

​Last admission is 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24-26 Dec

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