The Goodwood Race Plate, 1860. 'The Stewards' Cup, by Messrs. London and Ryder, is of charming design and workmanship. The general form of the vase resembles the proportions of some antique models and the sculptural decorations are appropriately chosen from classic mythological fable. The group on the cover represents Bellerophon, mounted on Pegasus, the winged horse of the Muses, conquering the Chimaera...The shaft is decorated with the head of Medusa, winged monsters, and boys...Mr. T. W. Reeve was the designer and modeller of this cup. The Goodwood Cup, by R. and S. Garrard and Co., is a finely-chased model of a thoroughbred horse...This work is the last executed by the late Edmund Cotterill...The Chesterfield Cup, by Messrs. Hunt and Roskell, is in silver, of a composite style of ornament, and illustrates in an efficient and pleasing manner the Canterbury Pilgrimage. It may therefore be called the Chaucer Cup...The handles of the vase are formed by figures of Spring...the artist [is] Mr. Thomas Brown, whose works we have before mentioned in connection with that of the eminent firm of Messrs. Hunt and Roskell'. From "Illustrated London News", 1860.
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