THE ASCOT CUP.
The Royal Hunt cup for the present year, which we have seen at Mr. Hancock's, of Bruton Street, where it was moulded, is a large silver vase, composed of branches and leaves of the vine, in open work, with a lining of ruby glass. The combination of colour is very handsome, the form and general effect massive in spite of the piereings, but without heavi- ness; although, at some points, we could wish that the leaves were lighter and the surfaces more delicate. The vase has been copied from a pair modelled for Lord Ward after a drawing by Mt. Parris, and displays a skilful design richly executed.