19 May 2005
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A SILVER TROPHY BOWL
MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, 1881
Circular, with a hammered surface, with applied scrolling NYRC, the base with applied and etched inscription Championship Racket Prize-1881 Won by David Lydig, marked under base
9 in. diameter; 30 oz. 10 dwt.
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This silver bowl was the first prize given by the North American Racquet Championship played at the New York Racquet Club in 1881 and won by David Lydig. The New York Racquet Club was founded in 1875 and in 1890 became the New York Racquet and Tennis Club.
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