antique of the week archive
24th- 30th 2009
Phillip A. Howe of Michele's with A.B. Spreckels Golf Trophy
at April 2009 Hillsborough Antiques Show, San Mateo Calif.
PRESENTATION SILVER GOLF TROPHY
BY REED AND BARTON
A. B. Spreckels Golf Cup Played at Coronado California 1930 won
by Clifford H.B. Little Runnerup G. Bramstedt
21" wide x 18" tall
by Michele's, Austin Texas
for the delay in getting out this week's sports antique.
Memorial Day weekend didn't allow time .
came across this trophy at the April 2009 Hillsborough Antiques
Show held at the San Mateo California Expo. Rarely do you walk
in a show these days and see something this extraordinary,
so it took me by surprise. This type of trophy is what's referred
to as presentation silver. Unlike stock trophies, presentation
silver are unique one of a kind commissioned works. Usually they
are considered museum pieces, and this is no exception. I've
written about the Reed and Barton company who produced it, which
you can read here. The trophy
was given by sugar magnet Adolph
Spreckels 1857-1924. Read here
how he shot the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.
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