'THE GOODWOOD CUP, 1869. - This cup has been submitted for the inspection of her Majesty, who was graciously pleased to express her entire admiration and high appreciation of it. The design and execution were entrusted to Mr. J.W. Benson, of 25, Old Bond-street, who has produced a magnificent Old English Silver Tankard and Cover, modelled by Mr. J.E. Boehm, the subject being taken from Frith's celebrated painting of ''The Derby Day,'' by kind permission of its proprietor. The body of the cup, which is very finely proportioned, is modelled in high relief, with the principal features of this well-known work. Commencing at the left hand, we have the gambling booth, with its sign-board of ''The Royal Reform Club,'' the thimberling table and the country bumpkin more than half disposed to stake his money on the little pea, the young fellow who had just been so thoroughly cleaned out by the two rogues behind him, the man with the ''C'rect Card,'' the group of acrobats, the swells ounging round the carriage, and the servant preparing the luncehon on the grass. In the back-ground are seen the drinking booth, the course, the grand stand, and the usual enormous crowd. Each of these subjects is wrought out with consummate skill, both in the modelling and chasing, the figures being oxidised on a pearl white back-ground. The lid is surmounted by an exquisitely-modelled group of three horses with their jockeys, rearing and plunging in the most spirited and animated attitues. The lower portion of the lid is ornamented with wreaths of oak leaves and acorns. The handle is in the rustic style, and the lip or spout formed by a jockey's cap reversed; the tankard stands on four supports, composed of lion's heads and feet, and the whole is raised on a highly-polished ebonized base. The cup strikes one by the massive beauty of its proportions, and forms a truly regal piece of plate.' Jackson's Oxford Journal, Oxford, London, Saturday, 31 July 1869, p. 3e advertisement 'LEFT in a Hackney Coach on [?] day last, which set down a Fare at No. 12 Henrietta-Street, a Cane, with a Gold Head, engraved with Crest a Cockatrice on a ducal Coronet. Whoever brings it to Mess. Pickett and Rundell, Jewellers and Goldsmiths, No. 31, New Bond-Street [sic], shall have One Guinea and a Half Reward.' The Daily Advertiser, London, Friday, 5 June 1778, p. 2b, advertisement The Great Exhibition - contributions from Russia '... There is a splendid collection of works in gold and silver, one piece of which stands four feet high, is at the base two feet square, and weighs about three cwt. It represents a wounded knight surrounded by a group of his compeers in arms, reclining under the spreading branches of one of the trees of the forest. It is executed in silver, principally frosted and chased. There is also a rich aray of other works in gold and silver, one of the latter representing bears climbing up tree - and with some massive tankards of silver, gilded with raised work showing the silver sometimes oxidized to give a darker contrast to the burnished gold. ...' The Examiner, London, Saturday, 31 May 1851, p. 346b