19th c Quebec Silver Trophy
An exceptional 19th c figural silver trophy made by Robert Hendery for retailer J.R. Harper of Montreal with Quebec City French and British military history. Approx 16.5" tall, 10.5" diameter
Robert Hendery was trained as a silversmith in Glasgow and immigrated to Montreal in 1837 when he began working with George Savage. He formed a new partnership in the 1850s that included entry at the Paris Universal Exposition. From the mid 1850s until the end of the 19th century, he was the most important maker of silver in Quebec, especially for presentation pieces. Several retailers asked Hendery to make silver including Tiffany in New York.
For other important and related pieces of Hendery presentation silver see:
The Windsor Hotel Cup for snowshoeing in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum:
The Hunt Cup currently on display at the National Gallery and illustrated on p 75 of Presentation Pieces and Trophies from the Henry Birks Collection of Canadian Silver.
The Beaver Hall Claret Jug sold at Heffel, Lot 116, Fall 2006