This is a most spectacular piece of silver by Richard Richardson and dates to 1890. It is Sheffield silver and appropriately marked as shown and is some sort of trophy or cup but unmonogrammed. It has chased flowers and leaves on base and front and back has a chased spray of flowers and leaves with room in the center on each side for inscription or monograms. What especially drew me to the trophy were the handles which are camel heads with emerald green eyes. I don't know if these are original or actually real emeralds as I have not had them tested. They are part of the Egyptian Revival period in the late 19th century. It weighs 2.9 lbs on my postal scale and the guy I bought it from told me 37.9 troy ounces.
The cup is hallmarked Sheffield silver by Richard Richardson and date mark is 1890. Underneath is another mark which say; "Jays 142 144 Oxford St Silversmiths" and then a shield with an M inside it. It is about 12.5" at the camel heads and 8.75" at its widest.
The condition is excellent for its age with some scratches and looking inside (may have been goldwashed) I see about 3 tiny pings and I see a small ping on the outside. There are also scratches inside the very bottom which looks like initials, but I am not sure.
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