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Two-handled silver cup and cover presented to Captain Thomas Greenwood by the Underwriters at Lloyd's.

Urn-shaped cup similar to Lloyd's Patriotic Fund vases, but with double rope-twist handles, standing on a fluted foot. The base of the bowl is decorated with acanthus leaves and acorns and the top with foliage scrolls. The upper part is made in two sections, the lower decorated with fruiting vines. The finial is a sprig of oak leaves and acorns.

One side has the monogram 'TG' for Thomas Greenwood, in a wreath surrounded by naval trophies. Inscribed on the other side: 'PRESENTED TO Capt. Thomas Greenwood OF LANCASTER by the Underwriters at Lloyds AS A TESTIMONY OF RESPECT FOR HIS SERVICES hav...

39.0 x 343.0 x 184.0 mm
Image and text © Royal Museums Greenwich, 2021

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National Maritime Museum
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