Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


The ‘Entente Cordial’ silver champagne cooler for the British Motor Boat Club

$ 5,500
  • Description
    The ‘Entente Cordial’ silver champagne cooler for the British Motor Boat Club, 1905. This deep cylindrical bowl by Charles Townley and John Thomas is of heavy gauge with a raised circular foot, two acanthus scroll handles and cut-card acanthus leaves around the base. The inscription on the silver reads ‘The “Entente Cordial” Cup Presented to the British Motor Boat Club by Mrs Walker Munroe, 1905, won by 1905 Aug 7 “Napier II” J. Scott Montagu, Lionel de Rothschild, 1906 Aug 6 ‘Yarrow Napier’ Lionel de Rothschild.’ Assayed for Charles Townley and John Thomas, London 1904, retailed by F B Thomas & Co.

    Provenance: Lionel de Rothschild, by descent

    Edmund de Rothschild

    The British Motor Boat Club was formed in December 1904 from gentlemen already members of the New Automobile Club on Pall Mall (now the RAC Club). The club’s founders included Lionel de Rothschild (of Exbury), John Scott-Montagu (of Beaulieu), Bernard Redwood and Basil Joy. By the end of the racing season in 1905, the Club had already offered 15 challenge cups as well as around £225 in cash prizes. It eventually combined with the Royal Motor Yacht Club and, known simply as the RMYC, continues to this day in Sandbanks, Dorset.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: England
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Silver
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1912
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 679705
  • Dimensions
    W. 14.5 in; H. 7.5 in;
    W. 36.83 cm; H. 19.05 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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