The Ranelagh War Cup Polo Trophy: a silver-gilt cup and cover,

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The Ranelagh War Cup Polo Trophy: a silver-gilt cup and cover,

£ 6,000 - 9,000
US$ 8,000 - 12,000
The Ranelagh War Cup Polo Trophy: a silver-gilt cup and cover,
Garrard & Co, London 1918
Medieval form, the cover with a finial modelled as a crest in the form of a pair of upturned, armour-clad legs, the interior of the cup with an applied circular 'seal' to the centre, bearing the legend 'Le Passe ne Meurt Jamais' (the past never dies), the trumpet base with an applied figure of Victory flanked by the coloured enamel flags of the Allied powers of The Great War, and Roman numerals for 1919 to the reverse and engraved with the team members Major F B Hurndall Brig. Gen. J. Vaughan Major V. N. Lockett Lt. Col. G. Mort (back). Height 32cm (12 1/2in), weight total 36.5oz.

Footnotes

  • The Ranelagh Club polo club was founded in 1878 as a split-off from the Hurlingham Club and it was located at Barn Elms in south west London. By 1894 it was the largest polo club in the world with approximately 3000 members in 1913, including many prominent military figures and members of different royal families.
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The Ranelagh War Cup Polo Trophy: a silver-gilt cup and cover,
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The Ranelagh War Cup Polo Trophy: a silver-gilt cup and cover,
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