Victorian Silver & Enamel Golfing Vesta Case - Young Tom Morris

Sampson Mordan, London 1892
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A fine and rare Victorian silver and enamel Vesta Case of rectangular form with flat hinged lid, the face enamelled with the famous golfer young Tom Morris in full swing.

By Sampson Mordan, London, 1892

Thomas Morris (20 April 1851 – 25 December 1875), known as Young Tom Morris, was a Scottish professional golfer. He is considered one of the pioneers of professional golf, and was the first young prodigy in golf history. He won four consecutive titles in the Open Championship, an unmatched feat, and did this by the age of 21.

Morris was born in St Andrews, the "Home of Golf", and died there on Christmas Day, 1875, aged 24. His father, Old Tom Morris, was the greenkeeper and professional of the St Andrews Links, and himself won four of the first eight Open Championships. Young Tom's first Open Championship win – in 1868 at age 17 – made him the youngest major champion in golf history, a record which still stands.

A similar Vesta Case by Mordan depicting "Old Tom Morris" has also been recorded.

£1,695.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, the marks a little rubbed.
Dimensions
H
57 mm (2.24 inches)
W
31 mm (1.22 inches)
D
9 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight
39.50 Grams (1.27 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
NW901
Medium
Silver & Enamel