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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 168

    A MATCHED PAIR OF SILVER-GILT TROPHY CUPS AND COVERS: THE SARATOGA CUP, WON BY STYMIE

    THE FIRST MARK OF CRICHTON BROTHERS, LONDON, 1911; THE SECOND MARK OF PETER GUILLE, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1945

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    A MATCHED PAIR OF SILVER-GILT TROPHY CUPS AND COVERS: THE SARATOGA CUP, WON BY STYMIE
    THE FIRST MARK OF CRICHTON BROTHERS, LONDON, 1911; THE SECOND MARK OF PETER GUILLE, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1945
    Each of vase form and part fluted on a circular foot, the lower body with applied acanthus leaves, with ram's-mask handles, the domed cover with pineapple finial, the body engraved with an inscription, each marked under base
    13 in. (33 cm.) high; 83 oz. 10 dwt. (2601 gr.)
    Each inscription: The Saratoga Cup, won by Stymie (2)


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    Stymie won the Saratoga Cup in both 1945 and 1946. Stymie ran the 1946 race unopposed and became the fourth horse to win the 1¾ mile race in a walkover.
    See lot 165 for more information on Stymie.