George V Scottish Yacht Club Presentation Silver Napkin Ring

DEAKIN & FRANCIS Ltd, Birmingham 1926
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A fine quality early 20th century cased silver and enamel Presentation Napkin Ring with sailing interest, of compressed oval form, the front enamelled with a red and black Burgee with gold anchor for the Mudhook Yacht Club in Scotland. The reverse the contemporary engraved inscription : 1st July 1927. Steersman's Prize, Won by ""Merope"". Complete with original wooden silk and velvet lined Glasgow retailer's case.

By Deakin & Francis, Birmingham, 1926.

The Mudhook Yacht Club was founded in 1873 by six friends going off for a weekend on one of the group’s steam yacht. They were in Boag’s Inn at Fairlie on the Firth of Clyde and having a quick one before going aboard while waiting for some of the others to appear. As they were a bit dissatisfied with the clubs around the Clyde they decided to form a yacht club of their own. This club was to be something special with the main aim being “to encourage Corinthian yachting” and not “to give expensive races for professional skippers steering their employers’ yachts”. They quickly adopted a constitution that included limiting the membership to forty members and held a regatta limited to helmsmen who were members of a recognised yacht club that was within fifty miles of Carrick Castle, another of their favourite watering holes on the Firth of Clyde. The constitution was subsequently changed to ‘forty and one forbye’ as, on a count, the Secretary had forgotten to count himself into the total. Thereafter the Club took a very active part in the Clyde racing scene. It was particularly noted for only giving two prizes in any race but both prizes were of a very high quality.

Sold - £265.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
30 mm (1.18 inches)
66 mm (2.60 inches)
35.50 Grams (1.14 troy ounces)
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