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American Sterling Silver Vase/Trophy, Circa 1926

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Sterling silver vase/trophy, presented for a Lady’s Hunter (horse jumping) competition in 1926.

The simple trumpet shaped vase is ornately engraved and chased in the upper portion, with an undulating rim, rising from a graduated pedestal foot.  From the prestigious silversmith firm of Black, Starr & Frost of New York, New York.

The original presentation engraving reads:

Piping Rock Horse Show    *


First Prize

Presented By

Charles F. Hubbs, Esq.       **

Won By



16” (40.6cm) high, 6 1/2” (16.5cm) diameter at the rim.

978.9 gram weight, with weighted base.


*The Piping Rock Horse Show was held at the Piping Rock Club, an exclusive country club in Locust Valley, New York, established circa 1911.  

Notable riders include Cole Porter in 1937 and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in 1939.

Members of the club:

“It was the "Augusta of its Day" and boasted members like J. P. Morgan Jr.Benjamin Strong Jr., first president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Percy Chubb, co-founder of the insurance company, Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass, Frank Nelson Doubleday, publishing, Condé Montrose Nast, publishing, William L. Harkness, Standard Oil, Frederic B. PrattGeorge Dupont PrattHarold I. Pratt, Standard Oil heirs and philanthropists, W. Averell Harriman, future New York Governor, Payne WhitneyAlfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and Vincent Astor.”

as per Wikipedia.


**Charles Hubbs was a successful New York businessman, established in the paper and twine business in the 1890s.

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