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Pic: WickAntiques/BNPS<br />
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Pictured: The silver bowl.<br />
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A magnificent silver gilt bowl gifted by King William IV to the Royal Yacht Squadron to be used as a prize for the world-famous Cowes Regatta<br />
has been discovered 186 years later.<br />
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The trophy, known as the King's Cup, was presented to sailor John Barry-Smith who won the annual race in 1835.<br />
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The Irish mariner took the bowl home with him and it graced his mantlepiece of his grand home in Cork for years.