Overall (confirmed): 10 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 in., 22 oz. 5.3 dwt (26 x 24.1 x 14 cm, 0.6925kg)
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
Not on view
This gold cup was a race prize won on August 16, 1753, by Mr. Robert Fenwick’s bay mare, which was provocatively named Lady’s Thigh. The prize of one hundred guineas was put up by the king, and though the usual trophy was a gold teapot, in this case the winner chose to have a cup made. The unusual wood handles may have been used so that the allotted gold would make a larger cup.
Inscription: Engraved above arms of Edinburgh:  NISI DOMINUS FRUSTRA
Engraved above crest of Great Britain:  DIEU ET MON DROIT
Marking:  W G in oval (maker's mark for William Gilchrist);  Triple towered castle on a rock (Edinburgh town mark);  HG (assay master's mark of Hugh Gordon, used by him from 1744–59);  Script X (date letter for 1752–53).
Location of marks: All marks struck on bottom and on insetting rim of cover
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800) Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540
Artist: Room after a design by Robert Adam (British, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1728–1792 London) Date: 1763–71Medium: Plaster, pine, mahogany, bronze-gilt, marble, lapis lazuli, steel; wool and silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per centimeter)Accession: 58.75.1–.22On view in:Not on view