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Sat 24th Aug 2019 - 11am
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Fine Art & Antiques to Include a Large Collection of Sporting Memorabilia, Wines, Whiskys and Ceramics to include a Collection of Royal Doulton Figurines, Militaria and Jewellery
A Large Collection of Sporting Memorabilia In conjunction with www.sportbilia.com
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Lot 98

Five bound volumes of Official Henley Regatta programmes from 1948 to 1972. Each of the 25 years has all four programmes making a total of 100 programmes, some with hand written notes and occasional foxing. Acquired from the James Crowden Collection who acquired them from the Graham Ricket Collection. Very good condition. James Gee Pascoe Crowden CVO (14 November 1927 - 24 September 2016) was an English former oarsman who competed for Great Britain in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. Crowden was born in Tilney All Saints, near Wisbech in 1927. He grew up in Peterborough and attended King's School before going on to Bedford School. He had his first victory at Henley Royal Regatta in 1946 as part of the school crew which won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup, which that year was presented by the future Queen herself. He then went to Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1951 he was part of the winning Cambridge boat in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in the year when Oxford sank, and the umpire stopped the race and ordered a rerow the following Monday. He went to the United States to compete against American college crews at Yale and Harvard and won Silver Goblets at Henley partnering Brian Lloyd.[3] Also in 1951, he won gold at the European Championships at Mcon, in France. He was in the Boat Race again in 1952 (as President), when Cambridge lost and he competed in the coxless fours at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. Crowden became the Cambridge crew's coach for the next 20 years. Crowden followed in the family profession, and became a chartered surveyor with a firm of auctioneers. He was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely in 1970 and was Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire from 3 July 1992 to 2002. Crowden was a vice-president of the British Olympic Association and a Steward of Henley Regatta. He was involved with the Cambridgeshire Olympic Committee, and with Peterborough Rowing Club. The two rowing images shown are of Crowden Cambridge winning 1951 Blue Boat. James Crowden is in the three seat and Crowden shaking hands with His Majesty King George VI at a ceremony at King's College after the Cambridge crew came home from their successful trip to the United States. Note these images are not included but can be found on the internet. The Graham Rickett Collection, being sold following the death last year of Mrs Pamela Rickett. Mrs Rickett and her husband, the late Graham Rickett, were great supporters of rowing at Leander Club, Henley Royal Regatta and of British youth rowing in particular. Mr Rickett rowed at Eton, and later for 3rd Trinity Boat Club, Cambridge, before the outbreak of the Second World War. After distinguished military service in the Far East, he renewed his interest in rowing and became President of Leander Club and a Henley Steward, positions he held for many years. In the family tradition, his brother, the late Harold Rickett, was a former Chairman of Henley Royal Regatta..
Hammer: £220

Lot 102

Rare GTC Watt Cambridge University Medal Collection A superb collection of nine rare tennis and racquet medals all awarded to Cambridge blue G T C Watt. The first is a very rare Cambridge University Champion Racquet medal for 1908. The front of the medal has a laural winners crown with "Champion Racquet Medal" embossed and the makers name D Mumsey Cambridge (Mumsey was a goldsmith and watchmaker by appointment to his R.H.The Prince of Wales). Embossed under glass with a silver rim is a representation of the Cambridge University coat of arms and "Universitas Cantabrigiensis". The second medal is a Wimbledon Jubilee Championships medal from 1926. These medals were presented on the Centre Court to all the competitors who took part in the 1926 Championship. The third medal is a silver medal made by Pinches of London for winning the Clifton College, Bristol school "hand fives 1904-05" and inscribed "GTC Watt 1904" along the edge of the medal. The obverse features the school coat of arms of the school and the motto "Spiritus Intus Alit". The fourth medal is the same as the previous but for "School Bat Fives Singles 1905". The fifth medal is the same type again but for "Clifton College Open Hand Fives Singles 1904". The sixth medal is a Lawn Tennis Association Mens Inter County Hard Courts Championship solid silver medal awarded to GTC Watt of Surrey in 1921-22. Made by Fattorini & Son and hallmarked at the Birmingham assay office. The seventh medal is the same as the previous but for 1920-21. The eigth and nineth medals are not inscribed and feature a male tennis player preparing to serve. All the medals are presented together in a custom made wooden display..
Estimate: £300 - £350

Lot 128

THE VENUS ROSEWATER DISH by Elkington & Co, Birmingham - a cast salver of an original electrotype by Caspar Enderlein from the Pewter original in the Louvre, the central boss depicting Sophrosyne surrounded by Minerva presiding over the seven liberal arts: astronomy, geometry, arithmetic, music, rhetoric, dialectic and grammar, the ground with renaissance strapwork, reel moulded border, 45cm in diameter A number of 19th-century editions thus claim a connection to the Wimbledon trophy although only one is an exact replica. The mould in which the Venus Rosewater Basin was electroformed was made from a plaster cast sold to Elkingtons in around 1849, by the German archaeologist, Dr. Emil Braun (1809-56). It was taken from the Louvres Enderlein dish. The V&A's electrotype made by Elkingtons in 1852 was moulded from the same plaster cast, 12 years before the creation of the trophy.Spectacular Renaissance Style Elkington Venus Rosewater Centerpiece Charger - Tempe Rantia - 19th Century.
The Venus Rosewater Dish, also known as the Temperantia Charger or Salver, is a Renaissance style sliver plated example of the solid silver example made by Elkington & Co Ltd in 1864 that is presented annually to the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Lawn Tennis Champion. This magnificent 19th century English Victorian charger is after the original 16th century French salver cast by Francois Briot (1550-1616), exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
The Renaissance style dish is richly ornamented in spectacular quality detailed relief with a female figure holding a cup and a pitcher centering a medallion inscribed Tempe Rantia, Goddess of Wisodom.
The charger is ornately decorated with four panels of allegorical figures of the Elements named Aqua, Terra, Ignis et Aer (Water, Earth, Fire and Air) adorned with foliate and masks. Revolving around them, the banded decoration within borders of strapwork, birds, masks and fruits, depicts allegorical cartouches of the seven Liberal Arts named Grammatica, Dialectica, Rhetorica, Arithmetiqua, Geometria, Astrologia, Musica, complemented by Minerva.
This is unmarked, but believed to be Elkington..

Hammer: £400