Silver Melbourne Regatta Gig Race 1861. Collapsible Rowing Trophy.

Stock Number: MRSTC2063


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This wonderful collapsible cup which dates from 1859 is made of solid silver, has three sections which have a beautiful engine turned decoration, a gilded interior and is by Aston & Son.

This extendable cup is made of 3 sections and was a prize at the Australian Melbourne Regatta in 1861. The front is engraved with Melbourne Regatta 1861 Gig Race and this cup is fully hallmarked for sterling silver.

The first Melbourne Regatta took place in 1860 so this regatta in 1861 is the second ever Melbourne regatta to take place. The length of the course was 1 1/4 miles and ran from Princes Bridge to the Botanical Bridge at Anderson Street. The Melbourne regatta was the earliest Australian regatta for only amateur oarsmen.

A stylish and quality trophy cup which is a very nice collectable antique piece.

Material: Solid silver.

Date: 1859.

Maker: Aston & Son, Birmingham.

Hallmark: Lion for sterling silver. Maker's mark A&S for Aston & Son. Victoria's head. Date letter k for 1859.

Marks: Melbourne Regatta 1861. Gig Race.

Dimensions: 7.5 cm (3") High when extended. 6.5 cm (2.5") Diameter.

Weight: 92 g.

Condition: Excellent antique condition with only very light signs of use in keeping with age. Some light surface scratches and small tarnish marks. No breaks or splits. Some wear to the silver gilt interior. Please see pictures.

Please note that only the silver cup is included and any other items in the pictures are for display only.

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