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Sale Price: $6,650.00
Listed Price $9,500.00
  Stock #BR659

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Antique Sterling Silver Kentucky Horse Race Loving Cup Trophy C 1906
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Sale Price: $6,650.00
Listed Price $9,500.00

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Turn-of-the-century American sterling silver loving cup trophy. Baluster with three scroll handles, each capped with cast horse bust encircled with wreath. Domed foot applied with leafing berry branches alternating with flowers set in horseshoes.

On front (acid etched) “Board of Trade Cup / Kentucky Horse Show Society / 1906/ Louisville / Won by” (engraved) “Lawrence Jones / Louisville KY / with Poetry of Motion / Saddle horses / for ladies / three gaits”. The phrase Kentucky Horse Show Society is in horseshoe form and inset with acid-etched interlaced monogram. A great horse piece with an important regional association. Other two sides vacant. Holds ten pints of champagne.

Fully marked including maker’s stamp for Meriden Britannia, which was part of International, no. SX460, and volume. Fine condition with strong detail and definition.

Overall dimensions: H 13 1/2 x W 11 1/2 x D 7 1/4 in. Heavy weight: 68 troy ounces. #BR659