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Cup - Elkington & Company, Silver, 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 990410

Summary:
This silver rose bowl was made by Elkington & Company, London, in 1900. It was presented by the the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York to Commodore Alfred L. Winsloe of the Royal Navy in 1901. In 1901 The Duke and Duchess travelled to Australia and New Zealand aboard the HMS Ophir and visited all States over an 11 week period. To mark their voyage on the Ophir, they presented its captain, Commodore Alfred L. Winsloe, with three items of silverware, suitably inscribed. The reason for their tour was to open the first Commonwealth parliament of Australia on 9 May 1901.
Description:
A silver cup, made by Elkington and Company, London, 1900. Reeded girdles and harp-shaped handles. Royal Navy crest and medal inset, bowl armorial engraved above an inscription.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mallesons Stephen Jaques, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, civic mementoes, food drink consumption, presentations, royal visits, royalty, souvenirs
Themes this item is part of: Silver Rose Bowl & Cups, Elkington & Co., Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Royal Visits
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Engraved: To Commodore Alfred L. Winsloe, RN, from the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall & York, in remembrance of their visit to the Colonies in HMS Ophir 1901.
Manufacturer: Elkington & Co., London, England, Great Britain, 1900
Presented By: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Presented By: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Presented To: Alfred Winsloe, 1901

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Julie Kong Posted on 13 Nov 2009 1:50 PM
I have a silver cup that is engraved with the words Duke of Cornwalls cup 1868. It has been in the family for along time. It belonged to the Sobey family. Do you know anything about it?
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Dec 2009 10:21 AM
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