Victorian Cased Silver Collapsible Cup Melbourne Regatta Prize

Aston & Sons, Birmingham 1859
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A good quality Victorian silver Collapsible Cup, made from three concentric circular sections each with engine turned decoration. A presentation inscription within a garter belt to the top section. Silver gilt interior and complete with original leather fitted case. Given as a prize at the Melbourne Regatta in 1861 for the 'GIG RACE'.

By Aston & Sons, Birmingham, 1859. The engraved presentation cartouche dated 1861.

The first Melbourne Amateur Regatta, conducted on the Yarra River for sweep oared rowing was held in 1860 and continued until 1903. In October 1863, the newly formed Richmond Rowing Club was organising the Melbourne Annual Regatta of 1863.
The organising committee collected over £150 for prizes and the regatta was to take place on Monday 9th November 1863 on the Saltwater River, now known as Maribyrnong River. The day was a holiday to celebrate the Prince of Wales birthday. It was estimated that between 4,000 and 8,000 spectators attended the regatta.
(See image of the Regatta in 1867).

Sold - £450.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
80 mm (3.15 inches)
65 mm (2.56 inches)
93.00 Grams (2.99 troy ounces)
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