Record number: CHEGM: 1978 96
Gold tumbler cup attributed to Joseph Steward II, hallmarked London 1765-66. Between 1741 and 1800, the head of the Grosvenor family annually presented a solid gold tumbler cup worth £50 at the Chester Races. Most were melted down and turned into cash, but this is one of four which survive. This cup was presented by Richard, 1st Baron (later 1st Earl Grosvenor) in 1766. It was won by John Hutton's horse 'Lofty'. Purchased with help from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Art Fund, London Goldsmiths’ Company, Duke of Westminster, Viscount Leverhulme, James Walker Ltd, and Boodle & Dunthorne.