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We are pleased to offer this monumental English sterling silver dragon handle trophy cup.
The kneeling dragon with shield atop cover engraved Bisley 1935.
Bisley is the site of the UK National Rifle Assoc. target competitions. Since 1890 when the event was moved from Wimbledon.
The centre shields un-engraved, as the trophy likely never awarded.
From the highly regarded Elkington, Birmingham 1934.
The cup in very unique inverted turnip form.
Centre with shield, unmonogrammed, suspended from ruffled ribbon and bow. Flanked by richly chased thistle, clover and floral medallion.
Alternating acanthus and spear tip leaf panels rising from base.
The cover with boldly cast Medieval dragon, kneeling with shield. The richly detailed dragon with spear tip tongue.
Even more brilliantly fashioned spread wing dragon handles. The dragons with spear tip tomgue as well. Unusually long, encircled spear tip tails. Medieval dragons like this with such long tails. Lacking horns and tendril as found on Chinese or Japanese renditions.
Atop well cast bun centre stepped base. French inspired crossed ribbon tied streaming leaf and berry decoration.
Hallmarked as shown.
This monumental English sterling silver dragon handle trophy cup is 14 inches tall and 9 1/2 across dragons.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling weighs 54 1/2 (standard) ounces.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. The floral medallion and dragon handles retain their original crisp vibrant hand chased detail. Stands perfectly firm on table or display shelf. Original gold wash inside neck.
For the discerning collector of English silver. A monumental English sterling silver dragon handle trophy cup. Engraved Bisley 1935. The site of the UK National Rifle Association competitions since 1890. Excellent condition.
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We combine items when shipping, saving you costs. Ship twice weekly. US Postal Service Express & Priority. Never ground. Fully insured. Almost always losing money by doing so.
We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. We refund your shipping costs as well. Remember, the items you see are antiques. Hence, have an expected amount of wear. As such, returning an item because we failed to mention a few mild scuffs, nick or tiny bump is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse.
Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax. We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.
From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.
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English Stering Silver Dragon Trophy Cup "bisley 1935" 54 Oz: $2,827