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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 206

    A SILVER THREE-HANDLED LOVING CUP AND A SILVER TROPHY VASE: WON BY SEARCHING

    THE LOVING CUP MARK OF GORHAM, PROVIDENCE, AND REDLICH, CIRCA 1958; THE VASE MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, 1916-47

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    A SILVER THREE-HANDLED LOVING CUP AND A SILVER TROPHY VASE: WON BY SEARCHING
    THE LOVING CUP MARK OF GORHAM, PROVIDENCE, AND REDLICH, CIRCA 1958; THE VASE MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, 1916-47
    The loving cup of gourd form with three scrolling handles, body engraved with inscription, marked on base; the vase of tapering cylindrical form on sloping circular foot, frieze of laurel leaves near ribbed rim, body engraved with inscription, marked on base; together with various trophies, all won by Searching comprising: a silver trophy plate, Tiffany & Co., circa 1956, shaped circular, center engraved with image and inscription, marked on reverse; two similar silver trophy plates, Wallace Silversmiths, circa 1958, circular, each center engraved with inscription, each marked on reverse; two similar silver trophy plates, Cartier, circa 1958, one circular and the other shaped octagonal, each center engraved with inscription, each marked on reverse; a silver trophy plate, mark of Frank W. Smith Silver Co., circa 1955, shaped circular, center engraved with inscription, marked on reverse
    The loving cup 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high; 203 oz. (6325 gr.) (8)


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    The filly, Searching, was sired by War Admiral in 1952. She had 89 starts and 25 wins. After winning the Diana Handicap twice, Top Flight Handicap, Maskette Handicap, Distaff Handicap, and the Correction Handicap twice, she was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1978.

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