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October 13, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Martin Brothers Harvard-Yale Regatta Trophy

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Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3150BLocation: BostonDate / Time: October 13, 2018 10:00AM


Martin Brothers Harvard-Yale Regatta Trophy, England, 1892, slightly cantered circular shape, the two handles with crossed oars, inscribed on the one side "Harvard-Yale Varsity Boat Race 1891" above a central cartouche with "C.K. Cummings" and school motifs surrounded by scrolled foliage, the reverse with "Harvard Crew 1891" to either side of a shield-shaped cartouche with list of the crew, all above "Rah-Rah," incised beneath the base "R.W. Martin & Brothers London & Southall," ht. 6 in.

Note: In the book The Martin Brothers Potters, by Malcolm Haslam, pp. 77 and 78, there is mention of a Dr. Gray of Harvard University, a leading collector of Martin wares, who probably arranged the order of the inscribed cups which were awarded to the winning eight in the Harvard-Yale Boat Race. C.K. Cummings is listed among the crew.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

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Malcolm Haslam, United Kingdom, London