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Pictured: Antique dealer Charles Wallrock with the silver bowl.
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
has been discovered 186 years later.
The trophy, known as the King's Cup, was presented to sailor John Barry-Smith who won the annual race in 1835.
The Irish mariner took the bowl home with him and it graced his mantlepiece of his grand home in Cork for years.