Description: This fine presentation cup has a goblet shaped form with a spreading pedestal foot. The body of the cup is engraved with presentation detail. The stem of the cup has decorative beading at three points including a collar at the base of the goblet.
The inscription reads “R.G. Dent, Winner of House & Division Sweepstakes, Eton 1881”.
Dimensions: Width 7.8cm/3″ widest point at rim. Width 6.5cm/2.5″ at base. Height 15.5cm/6.25″ top to base.
Weight: 6.46 Troy Oz/201.1g.
Maker: Richard Hodd & Son (Richard Hodd I & Richard Hodd II), 1827-28. This business was established in 1849 at Hatton Garden as Goodfellow, Tilley & Hodd (1849-1854). Later the firm became Goodfellow & Hodd (until 1860), Richard Hodd (until 1862), Hodd & Linley (untiil 1872) and Richard Hodd & Son from 1872 to the present.
Price: 250.00 euro
A further reference to R.G. Dent’s time at Eton (1877-1881) can be found in the The British National Archives, Kew, Richmond – ref: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=024-wddf&cid=-1#-1