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Dublin Core

Title

The 1845 Pembroke Challenge Cup

Date

Identifier

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Description

The campana-shaped body on a stem cast as three horses sheltering under a tree with a rockwork base, the sides robustly chased with flowers and foliage on a matted ground, with two leaf-cap scroll handles, engraved on one side with a coat-of-arms and on the other with the arms of the Royal Dublin Society, the integral base with a horse motif at each corner, chased on three sides with scenes of Dublin and on the fourth side with an inscription reading PRESENTED TO THE ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF PEMBROKE & MONTGOMERY TO ENCOURAGE THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE BREED OF HORSES IN IRELAND, and further engraved with other inscriptions.

Robert Henry Herbert, 12th Earl of Pembroke and 9th Earl of Montgomery (1791-1862) was a British nobleman and peer, whose father George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke, had inherited the Fitzwilliam estates in Dublin city from his father's 1st cousin, the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam, in 1816.

Source

RDS Treasures Collection

Rights

Copyright RDS Library & Archives. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the RDS Library & Archives.

Relation

RDS Library & Archives

Format

Silver

Coverage

1845

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Silver

Physical Dimensions

51 cm

Collection:

RDS Treasures


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Citation

Terrey, John Edward, d. 1859, “The 1845 Pembroke Challenge Cup,” RDS, accessed September 30, 2022, https://digitalarchive.rds.ie/items/show/3850.

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