Winner Takes All: Large Loving-Cup Trophy, ca.1914

There’s been a trend in the last few years toward vintage/antique trophies—and you can see why! Sporting memorabilia has always been a hot area, and trophies are a natural extension of this. In particular, old golf trophies are on the rise price-wise.

This “loving cup” is more of a whimsical find than an investment. I was drawn to the sheer scale of this trophy, measuring a whopping 20+ inches tall. The silver plate is tired and worn (just the way I prefer it). Beautifully ornate silver details adorn the lower part of the cup; the arms and cup itself rest on a black solid-wood base.

The hedonists in my girlfriend and I make us want to appropriate this as our new Champagne bucket. Bottoms up!

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