1930s Sterling Silver 'Tate's at the Beach' Horse Show Trophy
Rare and collectible sterling silver footed trophy dish with some great history!
The base is engraved, "TAIT'S AT THE BEACH 2ND ANNUAL HORSE SHOW TROPHY".
Tait's at the Beach was an old beach resort on the block of the Great Highway between Ulloa and Vicente streets in San Francisco, California. From the 1850s to 1940, one building on this block acted as roadhouse, exotic residence, and famous San Francisco restaurant known as "Tait's at the Beach."
Throughout the 1920s great food, music, and Tait's unique atmosphere made it, in the words of writer Millie Robbins, "THE place to go for socialites and celebrities and those who enjoyed mingling with same." A small riding academy used part of the grounds and a caretaker family looked after the big house.
This unique trophy would have been for one of their horse shows. It measures 6-1/2" tall and the top is 7" in diameter. Total silver weight is 8.35 ounces.
Stamped "sterling" on the base.
A super special, collectible piece for a collector of old San Francisco history, equestrian and trophy lovers alike!