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Whiting sterling trophy beaker of equine interest

Whiting sterling trophy beaker of equine interest
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In 1894, Nellie Sontag would have been a household name. With her brother Sir Mohawk, she was half of the famed trotter team which held the fastest time for their age class. The horses were immortalized in a print by Currier & Ives of John Cameron's painting, which we show here in our fourth enlargement. In May of 1886, when challenged to defend his horses' record, then owner Richard Fox said in essence 'go ahead, make my day,' and his retort made page one of the New York Times (see fifth photo).

Height just shy of 5 1/2 inches, weight 8.04 Troy ounces, a few extremely minor dents at curved portion where base meets sides but excellent overall condition, engraved as shown in enlargements.

A wonderfully useful piece, it holds a pint of ale perfectly and has an inverted lip to guard against spills.

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