A stand out piece in the silver section in our Quarterly Fine Art Sale on June 9th is a late Victorian silver replica of the America's Cup sailing trophy. 


Lot 83 - Victorian Irish silver replica of the 'Auld Mug' America's Cup Trophy, with presentation inscription 'Dublin Bay Sailing Club, Colleen Class August 1899, presented by T.C.Burroughs Esq, won by "Deidre", owner J.B.Boyd', sponsors mark of Edmond Johnson, Dublin 1897, 42.5cm high, 1220g approx gross, standing on an ebonised base

Founded in 1851 The America’s Cup is the oldest international competition in world.  The original silver ewer, known by its nickname ‘Auld Mug’,  was created in 1848 by the Royal jewellers Garrard & Co.  The original trophy has had a troubled history, most noticeably in 1997, when it was attacked and smashed by a sledgehammer.  Our copy has also had some damage with the handle being snapped off at some point.  This copy was made by Edmond Johnson in Dublin in 1897, and was won by J.B.Boyd, the owner of  the Colleen Class "Deidre", from the Dublin Bay Sailing Club.  The sale also includes two other silver trophies won by J.B.Boyd for his sailing endeavours.