Lady Clifton Robinson Middlesbrough Challenge Cup Winners

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Stunning & extremely heavy (1.479 kg) Edwardian sterling silver trophy cup & cover hallmarked Birmingham 1908 by W.G. Keight & Co.

 
The cup has been presented as a perpetual athletics trophy to be competed for annually by north-east of England athletic clubs and the silver shields attached to the ebonised wooden plinth show the trophy winners between 1908 & 1947 as follows:
 
1908 – HEATON HARRIERS
1909 – YORK HARRIERS
1911 – NEWCASTLE INDEPENDENCE HARRIERS
1912 – DURHAM CITY HARRIERS
1913 – DURHAM CITY HARRIERS
1922 – DARLINGTON HARRIERS
1923 – DARLINGTON HARRIERS
1924 – MIDDLESBROUGH HARRIERS
1925 – YORK HARRIERS
1947 – 2 TRG. REGT. ROYAL SIGNALS
 
The trophy cup is decorated in repousse style featuring an acanthus leaf design to the bottom half of the bowl. The handles are particularly attractive & feature a leaf design with acanthus leaves at the head. The base of the bowl is also decorated with acanthus leaves.
 
The trophy lid is particularly stunning and features as a finial an outsized figural image of the Goddess Nike blowing a horn and holding a laurel wreath. Again the decoration to the lid features an acanthus leaf design.
 
The beautiful presentation engraving to the front of the trophy reads:
 
“THE LADY CLIFTON ROBINSON MIDDLESBROUGH CHALLENGE CUP. PRESENTED TO THE NORTH ORMESBY HOSPITAL CHARITY SPORTS BY Lady Clifton Robinson. LONDON 1908”.
 
Sterling Silver Trophy Cup & Cover: Weight: 1.479 kg. Height (to top of finial): 450 mm. Height (to rim): 290 mm. Diameter of rim: 155 mm. Diameter of base: 135 mm. Hall Mark: Birmingham 1908. Maker’s Mark: W,G. Keight & Co.
Ebonised Wooden Plinth: Weight: 790.4 gm. Height: 75 mm. Diameter of base: 200 mm.
Sterling Silver Trophy Cup & Cover Standing on Ebonised Wooden Plinth: Weight: 2.269 Kg. Height: 525 mm.
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