Won by Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794 – 1865), owner of Alarm, winner of the 1846 Emperor’s Plate at the Ascot Races, 1846, bequeathed in his will to,
George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon (1800 – 1870).
Property of an East Coast University; Sotheby’s, New York, 14-15 June, 1978, lot 733.
The Al-Tajir Collection, by 1983.
Christie’s sale, New York, 11 April 2003, lot 206.
J.B. Hawkins, The Al-Tajir Collection of Gold and Silver, London, 1983, p. 186-188.
The Glory of the Goldsmith: Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, Christie’s, London, 1989, no. 172, p. 222.
Sydney, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Masterpieces of English and European Silver and Gold, January 1980, p. 186-188.
London, Christie’s, The Glory of the Goldsmith: Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, 1989, no. 172.
The Latin inscription on the base translates to “Nicholas Emperor of all Russia, established a prize for an equestrian contest, remembering Ascot races, at which he himself had been present as a guest of Queen Victoria in June 1844.”