This magnificent antique Victorian sterling silver goblet has a circular bell shaped form onto a shaped pedestal to a plain rounded knop and circular spreading foot.
The body of this silver goblet is embellished with an applied cartouche pertaining to the London Athletic Club* accented with a uncial-style typeface and incorporating the motto 'Vincit Qui Patitur' - Who Endures, Wins, in addition to .
Either side of the goblet features a cast and applied wing, each with ornamentation reproducing the details of the plumage.
The upper rim of the vessel is encompassed with an applied moulded border.
The cast sterling silver pedestal is modelled in the form of Caduceus** with the wings to the upper portion conjoining with the drinking vessel.
This impressive antique Victorian silver goblet is an unusual and exceptional example of its type.
* The London Athletic Club (LAC) is a track and field club which is currently operational from Barn Elms in West London, England. This club supports and helps develops many athletes including more than sixty Olympians.
** Caduceus (otherwise known as herald's staff/ÎºÎ·ÏÏÎºÎµÎ¹Î¿Î½ kÄ"rukeion) is a staff entwined with two serpents and surmounted by a pair of wings. This staff is carried by Hermes in Greek mythology and Mercury in Roman iconography; each figure is known for being a messenger. This classic symbol is a modern day depiction of commerce and is used as a symbol across the medical field in the United States of America.
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