D.S.C.G. silver plated cup
A silver plated cup or beaker made by the Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild, circa 1915.
The cup has a chased decoration that was adapted from another design shown in the D.S.C.G. showroom catalogue, circa 1910. The original based on a 17th century Norwegian cup. The base of the cup is stamped with the D.S.C.G. makers mark.
The front of the cup has the inscription, “Duncan Peter Beardmore Stewart. From his Godmother. Rachel workman McRobert. March 15th, 1917“. Rachel Workman MacRobert (1884-1954) led a very interesting life. She tragically lost her three sons, one through a flying accident and the other two flying for the RAF in the second world war. She subsequently paid for a short Stirling bomber named “MacRoberts reply” and four Hawker Hurricanes along with establishing a charity to support the RAF.
Dimensions: Just under 3″ in diameter by 4 1/2″ high
Condition: Minor loss of silver plating