The Hunter Cup
The Hunter Cup, on display in the Hunterian Museum, was commissioned in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. The designer was chosen after a competition between 3rd and 4th year silversmithing and jewellery students at the Glasgow School of Art. The winner was Leah Black, a 3rd year student.
The 2007 interpretation of the original Hunter’s Cup, which dates from 1783, is silver as was the original (the lights of in the Hunterian and in the display cabinet make it look gold but I assure you, it is silver). The older Hunter’s Cup was a prized possession of Dr William Hunter, the museum’s founder, and had been presented to him as a tribute from his anatomy students.
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