MONUMENTAL 1930s Women's Swimming Trophy, 27.5"
The prize trophy--BEST I've ever seen!
This enormous trophy is from a private collection that I recently acquired.
It features a huge silver plate trophy (27.5" tall) with the most extraordinary repousse detail on both sides. Two figural birds flank the base.The trophy is larger in person than the photos depict.
The trophy is engraved, "OCEANSIDE PERPETUAL TROPHY - WOMEN LABOR DAY - 2-1/2 MILE OPEN ROUGH WATER SWIM", and has the winners names are engraved on the back dating from 1931-1935. It measures 27-1/2" tall to the top of the line finial and 7-1/2" in diameter at the rim. It's quite heavy, weighing 9 pounds.
Superb condition with a gorgeous near flawless patina. The black wooden base has been repaired at one time. Trophy tilts ever-so-slightly to the left.
What an astounding old trophy! This makes a statement on its own. Truly exceptional.
Due to its size, this will ship FedEx ground insured.