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‘Ranelagh War Cup’ by Garrard, 1918
‘The Ranelagh War Cup’: a gilded-Sterling silver polo trophy and cover of Medieval form, presented to the Cavalry Corps in 1919. The lid, with an ornate finial in the form of a pair of upturned, armour-clad legs, lifting off to reveal an applied circular ‘seal’ to the centre, bearing the legend ‘Le Passe ne Meurt Jamais’ (the past never dies). To the trumpet base is an applied figure of Victory flanked by the flags of the Allied powers of The Great War, and Roman numerals for 1919 to the reverse.
Hand engraved ‘Hand made by Messrs Garrard and Co. Ltd London, Goldsmiths to the Crown’ and hallmarked 1918.
Height overall: 14 inches (36 cms).
Diameter of bowl: 7 inches (18 cms).