Antique Silver Rose Bowl Trophy By Alexander Clark London For LMBC Cambridge Boat Race Circa 1911
Rare antique silver footed rose bowl by Alexander Clark Manuf. Co, London Fenchurch St.
This delightful Rose Bowl Trophy is of Academic and Boating interest.
It was commissioned for a boat race by Lady Margaret's Boats Club Cambridge (LMBC or Maggie) in 1911. LMBC is the rowing club for members of St John's College Cambridge England.
The club is named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, founder and patron of the college.
The bowl was presented to the winning boat 'LENA' by A Linfield.
Full inscription on the bowl reads:
LMBC, 1911, PRESENTED BY A Linfield, Won by F C TEMBERLEY'S BOAT, 'Lena'
Silver footed rose bowl trophy with a beautiful hand chasing of intricately embossed floral design with scroll-edge reserve.
Stamped with the manufacturer's mark on the base "Alex Clark Manuf Co Fenchurch St London".
Beneath this makers mark are other faint markings, possibly hallmarks, but not legible. Please see close up image of stamp.
No other markings can be seen.
The bowl tests positive for silver using silver acid test kit but no hallmarks present so...
Its important to note that Alex & Clark primarily produced high end silver and silverware at their London addresses.
Other products, silver-plated and pewter-ware were made in their Welbeck, Sheffield and Birmingham factories.
Overall, the trophy's academic and boating provenance is a desirable one plus it will make for a pleasant cabinet display.
In very good antique condition.
Shows small signs consistent with age including some light surface scratches and few minor tarnish spots here and there.
Beautifully cleaned and polished.
Measures approximately .
24cm diameter x 13cm high x 0.60kg pre-packaged weight.
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