This exceptional antique sterling silver presentation goblet / cup has a circular bell shaped form onto a knopped stem and circular spreading foot.
The body of this exceptional example of Victorian silverware is encompassed with bright cut engraved stemmed wheat and organic designs, incorporating four arched cartouches.
The anterior cartouche bears the original engraved inscription 'The Festival Cup for Horticulture' and the further three contain engraved illustrations of root vegetables: a carrot, a beetroot and a rutabaga.
The embossed knopped pedestal stem is embellished with applied bead decoration.
The foot of this antique silver goblet is ornamented with further bright cut engraved wheat head decoration, in addition to a bead decorated border.
Such antique examples with horticultural illustrations are rare and becoming increasingly difficult to locate.
Maker: Horace Woodward & Co