This lovely antique sterling silver yachting trophy cup is fully hallmarked for Sheffield 1894 and has an interesting inscription that reads "Penarth Boat Club. Commodores Cup. 1895. Presented by H.J. Vellacott. Won by Querida. H.W.F".
Penarth Boat Club was renamed Penarth Yachting Club in 1895. This cup was presented at a ladies race and there is more information on the history of the race in the Penarth Chronicle September 14th 1895 - https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3613468/3613475/18
This interesting cup would make a unique collectors piece for a yachting fan and look wonderful on show.
Material: Solid Silver.
Hallmark: Lion for Sterling Silver. Crown for Sheffield. Date letter b for 1894 and maker's mark JD&S for James Deakin & Sons.
Height: 18 cm (7") approx.
Weight: 170 grams approx.
Condition: Good antique condition with signs of use in keeping with age. A few light tarnish marks and all over light bruises. Makers mark is slightly worn but can be read. Please see pictures.
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