01-09-2016 01-09-2016
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2875B Boston
January 9, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Racing Trophy

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2875B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 09, 2016 10:00AM


Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Racing Trophy, New York, c. 1905, vasiform, with a tapering waist and lobed lower body, the two acanthus-capped and reeded handles joined to waist with band of grapevines, engraved to one side "FIAT/TROPHY/Ten Mile Handicap Race/ORMOND 1905/Presented by/Hollander and Tangeman," the reverse inscribed "Won by/WILLIAM WALLACE," ht. 12 1/4 in., approx. 109.9 troy oz.

N.B: Nicknamed the "Birthplace of Speed," Ormond Beach, Florida, was where some of the earliest automobile inventors, owners, and enthusiasts went to race. William Wallace, a native of Boston, was the only Vanderbilt Race commissioner to drive in the races. He was chairman of the Massachusetts Automobile Club race meet committee and a member of the national racing board. Wallace was also a vice-president of the Boston Insurance Company.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Scattered surface abrasions,minor surface wear, several smalls dents along lower body. Otherwise in good overall condition.

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William Wallace, Mile Handicap Race, Ormond Beach