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Product Ref #107385
This most charming archery prize decorated with mint condition bright cut engraving was made in London 1791 by that excellent silversmith John Denziloe. It bears an engraving of a swinging horn and crossed arrows and bow with motto above 'Sagittarii Cantabigiensis' which I understand refers to a Cambridge group of toxophilities who apparently practised their art on Butt Green, the archers coming mainly from Jesus, Kings and Clare Colleges, and the practice of hitting the bull's eye dating from as early as 1530. It measures 6.1/2' (16.5cm) from end to end.
Product Weight : 101g (3.25tr.oz)