• A TASTE OF LUXURY

    Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December at 10.30am

    CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD, 1998, Pauillac, 1er cru classé, 12 bottles

    Sold for £4,625

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  • A TASTE OF LUXURY

    Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December at 10.30am

    VACHERON CONSTANTIN 18CT GOLD GENTLEMAN'S AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH

    Sold for £7,500

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  • Winter Fine Art

    24th January 2019 - Last date for consignment: 14th December 2018

    THE RICHMOND GOLD CUP 1802
    George III silver-gilt trophy cup,
    Maker's mark for Paul Storr, London, 1802

    Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

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  • Winter Fine Art

    24th January 2019 - Last date for consignment: 14th December 2018

    PETER DE WINT (1784-1849)
    A View of York
    watercolour, 50cm x 72cm

    Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

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Duke's to offer magnificent Georgian horse racing trophy

Duke’s are delighted to offer this magnificent George III silver-gilt Richmond Race Cup made in London in 1802 by Paul Storr and retailed by Makepeace

In 1757 Robert Adam was commissioned by Thomas Dundas to design a new trophy for the Richmond ‘Gold Cup’ horse race. In the 18th century, the course in North Yorkshire became one of the biggest and most celebrated attractions in the racing calendar with a prize of 100 guineas or more. This large ‘double gilt’ cup was – by tradition – paid for by general subscription and the worthy gentleman of the town with the silversmith being ordered to ‘make the best cup he can for 100 guineas’. The cup would generally weigh one hundred ounces or more. Subsequent cups were based on Adam’s original design and in the hands of the most eminent silversmiths, they evolved over the decades. This example is engraved on the rim ‘Richmond 1802’ and also engraved with the names of the stewards, Charles Brandling and Timothy Hutton. In addition, it is engraved ‘MAKEPEACE, FECIT’ on the rim of the lid. This fine and historic trophy comes with its original transit case and retains the retailers label for ‘Robt Makepeace, Goldsmith and Jeweller, Serle Street, Lincolns Inn Fields’.



Welcome to Duke's

Welcome to the Dorchester Fine Art Salerooms, which are centrally located in the county town, close to the main Dorchester South railway station. 

Trains run hourly to London Waterloo (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes) and there are airports at Bournemouth and Exeter. The Saleroom is surrounded by an ample car park. If you require further information please contact the saleroom

Dorchester Fine Art Salerooms

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