1880 Margate Presented by Spratt's Patent Sterling Dog Show Presentation Cup
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Very neat Museum quality 1880 presentation trophy/cup sponsored by Spratt. Founded by James Spratt, an American entrepreneur, Spratt was the first large-scale manufacture of dog biscuits. The company launched its first meat fibrine dog cake in London circa 1860. According to Wikipedia, "the company successfully promoted their array of products for dogs and other domestic animals through the astute use of snob appeal".
This presentation cup was most likely an award for a dog show winner in Margate, a seaside town in Thanet, Kent, South East England. These old dog show presentation cups/trophies are very rare and a presentation trophy from 1898 by Pratt was displayed in a exhibition as part of a rare collection by The Kennel Club Art Gallery in May of 2019. A wonderful piece of history for the collector of antique dog related items.
Showing some wear and tear commiserate with age and storage.
This item came out of a small consignment shop in Boone NC. Its ownership history is not available.
Size: Approx 6 5/8" high
Weight: Approx 151.8 grams all inclusive
Hallmarks: Sterling marks for 1880 Sheffield - Niton XRF tested
Main Stone: None
Secondary Stone: None
Notable: Some tarnish. Unpolished. Shows wear.
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This item condition is overall very good condition.
This item will be shipped via USPS Ground Advantage, fully insured with a signature and photo ID required from the buyer at delivery.
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Tags: Antique eclectic silver, Collectible medals, Return, Used
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