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cup and cover

Date: 1867

Media: gold

Size: h(cm) : 39.8 x diam(cm) : 14.7 x h(in) : 15 11/16

Acquired: 1997; Purchase - ass. of Heritage Lottery Fund

Accession Number: NMW A 51216

This cup is the largest known object made from Welsh gold. It was commissioned by Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn (1820-85), 6th Baronet of Wynnstay, Denbighshire and made using gold from the Castell Carn Dochan mine, which was discovered on the family’s estate in 1863. Its design is derived from a drawing by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543), for a cup given by King Henry VIII to Queen Jane Seymour in 1536

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