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    Sale 2132

    Important American Silver

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    A GOLD TROPHY PUNCH POT, STAND AND STIRRING SPOON OF HORSE RACING INTEREST

    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1953

    Price Realised  

    A GOLD TROPHY PUNCH POT, STAND AND STIRRING SPOON OF HORSE RACING INTEREST
    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1953
    14K; the punch pot squat circular, engraved on one side with a presentation inscription, GALLANT FOX HANDICAP 1953 won by ROYAL VALE on the other side engraved with a coat-of-arms; the circular stand and spoon with conforming coat-of-arms, all marked on reverse, the pot marked XGBF, the salver XGBH, the spoon XGBG; with fitted leather case
    The pot 10¾ in. long; 36 oz. (3)


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    Esther du Pont Weir owned Royal Vale and Royal Governor, who won the trophies in the present and subsequent lot. Royal Vale, foaled in 1948 by Kingsway out of Cora Deans, earned $275,690 in a 15-win career.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SIR JOHN R. H. AND LADY THOURON, REMOVED FROM HISTORIC DOE RUN FARM, A DU PONT LEGACY