01-12-2018 01-12-2018
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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3070B Boston
January 12, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Jacobi & Jenkins Sterling Silver Harness Racing Trophy

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3070B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 12, 2018 10:00AM


Jacobi & Jenkins Sterling Silver Harness Racing Trophy, Baltimore, c. 1894, C.A. Rouse, retailer, one side depicting a horse and rider racing above a clover and wheat motif, the reverse with four portrait medallions of members of prominent Driving Clubs of the time, including Samuel McMillion and Fred Gerken of the Fleetwood Club, Frank Bowers of the Belmont Club, and E.D. Crook of the Pimlico Club, with two horse heads on either side and raised on four horse legs, ht. 14 1/2 in., approx. 108.9 troy oz.

N.B. The trophy is illustrated on the cover of Clark's Horse Review, Vol. IX, No. 20, from May 18th, 1894. It is also mentioned in the publication as one of the four trophies each valued at $500 to be awarded to the victors in the series of races to follow that June. (Courtesy of Paul Wilder, Librarian of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, New York).
Estimate $1,500-2,500

One leg dented into base, sits crooked. Finish cloudy, possibly lacquered previously.

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Paul Wilder, Samuel McMillion, Fred Gerken, Frank Bowers, Goshen