Day 2 Lot 1076

1913 Magnificent Opulent Silver and Enamel Golf...

Auction Date: 14/08/2020 at 10:30 am



1913 Magnificent Opulent Silver and Enamel Golf Trophy presented by Sir Henry Seymour King 1st Baronet - Vice President of Tunbridge Wells Golf Club – Challenge Cup – this stunning trophy is mounted on 3x Lions Rearing – c/w the original wooden plinth – with 6 x silver plated plaques engraved with winners details from 1913 up to 2003 – overall 18”h including base – wt 106.5 oz - comes complete with original oak fitted case c/w folding brass carrying handles – overall 21.5 x15 x13. Brief History of the trophy - see The Club’s Centenary Book “The First 100 Years – The Story of The Tunbridge Wels Golf Club” see p.26-27 – recording the many memories surrounding the club especially Sir Henry (International British Banker, Mountaineer and Politician) who came to stay at the Spa every year and became very fond of the club and was Vice President – he had served for many years in India and was a Knight Commander of the Order of Indian Empire – he insisted on putting up expensive prizes one of which is the above extraordinary trophy – eventually he had to be persuaded to stop since nobody else could match his generosity – For details of Sir Henry's life, career and achievements and his unending generosity see Wikipedia – no doubt an amazing person – and just for the record on becoming the first Mayor of Kensington in 1900 he provided a large interest free loan for the purchase of slum properties in North Kensington so that they could be rebuilt and refurbished – his generosity and achievements was never ending – regrettably the trophy has now come on the market following the sale of the Golf Club for future development

Hammer Price: £1700.00