Victorian Silver & Enamel Mudhook Yacht Club Presentation Sovereign Case

J W Benson, Birmingham 1893
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A fine quality Victortian silver and enamel presentation Sovereign Case with sailing interest, of circular form with attached suspension ring and push-button opening mechanism, the front enamelled with a red and black burgee with gold anchor for the Mudhook Yacht Club in Scotland. The reverse with contemporary engraved inscription : MUDHOOK YACHT CLUB STEERSMAN'S PRIZE 6th July 1894.

By J W Benson, Birmingham, 1893.

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.

I also currently have in stock a presentation silver & enamel Napkin Ring for the Mudhook Club.

Sold - £450.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
40 mm (1.57 inches)
32 mm (1.26 inches)
26.00 Grams (0.84 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver & Enamel