` Essex Cup
| ` Presented to the Vice-Chancellor and his successors by Robert, 2 nd Earl of Essex, on his election as Chancellor in 1598. It is described and illustrated in: A. E. Shipley, ‘Cambridge University insignia’, Country Life , 6 Dec. 1919, p. 718 and R. A. Crighton, Cambridge plate: catalogue of an exhibition of silver, silver-gilt and gold plate at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge , (Cambridge, 1975) and illustrated in H. P. Stokes, Ceremonies of the University of Cambridge , (Cambridge, 1927). The cup forms part of the Vice-Chancellor’s insignia . |
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