Presentation Cup and Cover

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

George IV silver gilt two-handled cup and cover presented to Edward Ellice following his defeat in the Coventry election of 1826. When the cup was made, the result of the election was being disputed in parliament. The inscription reads: 'IN TESTIMONY OF THEIR HIGH ESTIMATION of his Wisdom as a Statesman, and his fidelity as a Representative, THIS CUP WAS PRESENTED TO Edwd. Ellice. Esqr. BY THE FREEMEN, AND INHABITANTS, OF COVENTRY, grateful for his Integrity and Public Spirit in defending their Rights and Franchise AGAINST THE ARBITRARY INFRINGEMENT OF JUSTICE, LAW, AND PRIVILEGE, practised in that City, DURING THE ELECTION, in June 1826. December 1826'.

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum; Object Number: SH.1990.128

Images copyright the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (2022)

Candidate: Edward Ellice
Constituency: Coventry
date: 1826
Election: June-1826
keyword: Cup
keyword: Metalwork
maker: John Edward Terrey (silversmith)
materials: Silver gilt
place: Coventry
place: London