Tonight’s foal feast will begin with a filly mignon, pork stallions with an apple and mustang dressing and dessert of roa-steed apples with fresh colted cream. I call this tasty titbit: A Good Neigh-t.
Laeti Vescimur Nos Subacturis
"“I am half sick of shadows,”- The Lady of Shalott, Alfred, Lord Tennyson
said The Lady of Shalott."
Standing cups via the British Museum.
Standing cup; nautilus shell mounted in silver, embossed and chased; cup has band round lip, engraved with scrolls; serrated edge; supported at sides by two bands, representing tritons holding dolphins; band formed of mask of Pan on front; top, figure of Neptune on horseback; baluster stem with lion masks and brackets; base, sea-monsters in cartouches with fruit between; inscribed.
Standing cup; nautilus shell mounted in silver, gilt and chased; cup has broad band round lip, engraved on outside with sea-monsters; supported at sides by two bands, representing tritons holding dolphins; front with band formed of mask of Pan; back with fish, from which issue waves supporting Neptune on horseback holding spear; stem in form of figure of Neptune riding a sea-monster and holding a trident and conch; foot embossed with men tilting on backs of sea-monsters; inscribed.
Standing cup; nautilus shell mounted in silver, gilt and chased; shell engraved with dragons among clouds; engraved band around lip, supported at sides by marine terminal figures, in front by band of strapwork with grotesque mask; back of shell mounted to represent sea monster with open mouth; on its back is infant Hercules with serpent in one hand, other hand holds a spear (modern); baluster stem with festoons of fruit; base in form of bird’s claw; inscribed.
Tall standing cup; silver gilt; form of figure of Neptune supporting nautilus shell on upraised hands; shell etched with acid, lace-like design remains in relief at lip; dragon with upraised wings at top, set with rubies and emeralds; Neptune stands on tortoise, which rests on oval base, engraved with masks in relief; base 18thC, Neptune older; inscribed