Imposing silver polo trophy cup & cover

Imposing silver polo trophy cup & cover

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Reference

6775

Impressive and well-made silver polo trophy cup and cover. This large two-handled silver trophy is decorated with horseshoe patterns and the cover is surmounted by a heavy cast finial featuring polo mallets.

The word trophy, coined in English in 1550, was derived from the French trophée in 1513 - a prize of war. In ancient Greece, trophies were made on the battlefields while the Romans built magnificent trophies in Rome, including columns and arches and huge stone memorials.

While trophies have marked victories since ancient times, today a trophy is a tangible, durable reminder of a specific achievement, and serves as recognition or evidence of merit. Trophies in the form of silver chalices, or two-handled cups, are popular items presented to winners of sporting events and include some of the world's most famous trophy cups: The FA Cup, Wimbledon Trophy (two-handled cup), Webb Ellis Cup, Ryder Cup and the British Grand Prix Trophy.

All our trophies can be supplied with a bespoke wooden plinth and silver band or plaque for recording names of winners. For further information or a quotation, please get in touch.

Dimensions:

Height 500 mm / 19 34"
Width 310 mm / 12 316"
Diameter 203 mm / 7 2932"
Weight 3650 g (117.35 troy ozs)
Year

1949

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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