A Victorian silver model of a cow, Robert Garrard, London,1855.

The model is realistically cast and sits on a naturalistically chased oblong plinth, 37.5cm.

It represents one of the dairy shorthorn cattle from the prize-winning herd bred by William Alleyne, 3rd Marquess of Exeter (1825-1895), on the Burghley Home Farm.

Individual beasts won many prizes and awards, as did the herd as a whole.


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