Silverplate trophy – R.D Booth, 8-oared Second Prize Colac Regatta, 1879

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Historical Australian sporting trophy, the English silverplate goblet with fruiting vine handles and grape-engraved bowl, on turned stem, engraved one side

COLAC REGATTA

13th Dec. 1879

Banks Club 2nd

R.D.Booth

No.6.

Hallmarked Horace Woodward & Co

H: 20.5cm
W: 13.5cm

Condition: good condition with minor signs of age.

 

This fascinating trophy documents the first of the famous Colac Regattas, and marks the beginning of the career of Robert D. Booth, described as ‘the greatest oarsman of his time’.  See more on him & the Colac Regatta of 1879 on our Blog >>

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