A truly impressive pair of Hand painted Aynsley porcelain horse racing urns and covers.
Commissioned by Gilbey Racing.
Limited edition of just 100. Both vases are number 32 and are signed by the artist J Shaw.
One vase 'To Commemorate the 200th Epsom Oaks 1978' hand painted with a portrait of 'Fille de L'Air' the 1864 winner with jockey by J.Shaw, signed and numbered 32/100
Second vase 'To Commemorate the 200th Epsom Derby. 1979' hand painted with a portrait of 'Diomed' the 1780 winner with trainer and jockey by J.Shaw, signed and numbered 32/100.
Each vase is of lateral ovoid form on a spread foot and narrowing in towards the rim, topped with an ovoid domed cover, a pair of closely applied gilt handles, terminating in closed loops decorated with stirrups, to the side of each vase. The back is decorated with a stylised floral scene with a 'bleu celeste' and gilt colouring.
Both come complete with wood bases to give them an even more impressive stance.
Overall height 10.5 inches high overall x 10.5 at widest.
The Epsom Derby Stakes is Britain's richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics. The 200th running of the Derby Stakes which took place in June 1979 was won by Troy, ridden by Willie Carson and trained by Dick Hern. The 200th Epsom Oaks took place in June 1978 and was won by Fair Salinia, ridden by Greville Starkey and trained by Michael Stoute.
Fantastic, Perfect, Like new condition. These beautiful hand painted vases complete with lids and wooden bases look just like the day they left the artist's studio.
A must have for any true horse racing enthusiast.
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