Antiques and Jewelry By The Sea. Magnificent Art Deco 1925 Sterling Silver Horse Racing Trophy Pimlico Cup 1925. Details: We are proud to offer this magnificent early American solid sterling silver trophy which was expertly crafted by Schofield Co Of Baltimore for the winner of the Pimlico cup in 1925.
Very few of these trophies have survived since the race was first run in 1919 - The Pimlico Cup was postponed from 1931 through 1943 as a result of cutbacks necessitated by the Great Depression and the entry of the United States into World War II. Only four Pimlico Cup trophies are known to have survived from this era- of which this is one, incidentally at the time of writing this is the oldest known example. This trophy has a very majestic stature - standing at over 13 inches tall and 17.50 inches wide, it is the epitome of excellence for the winner of such a prestigious race.
On each side it has two unbridled thoroughbred horse heads that serve as handles, elegant Art Nouveau influenced font lettering (Repousse) and a five layer decorative band at the base. Applied at the center of the base is there is the Baltimore State Seal also in sterling silver- a homage to the city where the race was held and also incidentally the home the silversmiths who created this piece. On the opposite side and there is a JC intertwined monogram decorated with stirrups and a riding crop which referred to the the owners of the winning horse, (Jones brothers Oil executives) of Audley Farm Stable. What is unusual about this piece is the dedication - it was done by hand using the repousse method, not applied which only adds to the high quality workmanship - The dedication reads " Autumn Meeting -The Pimlico Cup - Pimlico Nov 14th 1925" Incidentally the winner of this race was a 6 year old called Rock Minster - to say he was an outsider is an understatement!
It was one of those races that a rank outsider / underdog surprised everyone and won the race! Full Statistics Below: Maker/Origin:Schofield Co - USA Made Markings: Full Schofield Co / 925 Sterling fine Hallmarks Dimensions:From tip of the ear to base it measures approximately 13 inches, the width is an impressive 17.50 inches Weight: 3767 Grams / Just over 121 Troy Ounces. Condition: Very Good vintage condition, some patina from age and storage - never been buffed or mechanically altered, no large dings or dents. Pre-owned items will always have some degree of marks from age, use and storage. All of our items are thoroughly tested for authenticity by a variety of methods including X-Ray and are guaranteed to be authentic.Pre-owned jewelry and collectibles often have imperfections. Unless noted we do not clean or repair any items we sell.
All items will be in the condition we received them in and may have stains, scratches and/or tarnish. All of our items are thoroughly tested for authenticity by a variety of methods, including X-Ray and are guaranteed to be authentic. We want to make sure your item reaches you without incident! We do our best to guarantee the item that leaves our store is in the same condition when it arrives.Antiques and Jewelry By The Sea is located at 219 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale By The Sea FL, 33308. Please stop by if you are in South Florida!
The item "Magnificent Art Deco 1925 Sterling Silver Horse Racing Trophy Pimlico Cup 1925" is in sale since Monday, May 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver".
The seller is "coins-jewelry-collectibles" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.