SILVER EQUESTRIAN TROPHY - Cigar Cigarette Humidor Box Tobaccania - Fox Hunt Steeplechase - Silver Plate - Rockaway Hunt Club - New York

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SILVER EQUESTRIAN TROPHY - Cigar Cigarette Humidor Box Tobaccania - Fox Hunt Steeplechase - Silver Plate - Rockaway Hunt Club - New York

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Vintage from the 1960s

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Vintage Rockaway Hunting Club Wallace Silver Madrilena Trophy Keepsake Box, Circa 1971. This beautiful box was a prize awarded to the winner of the Cronin Memorial, Mixed Doubles, Rockaway Hunting Club in New York. The top has the hunt club fox head logo does in blue enamel. The top is engraved "Cronin Memorial, Mixed Doubles, 1971-Finalist". Where do I begin as the Hunt Club is just as fabulous as this rare box! I guess i'll start with the Wallace Silversmiths Box.

The original tag that comes with the box reads:
The Madrilena Collection of reproductions was selected from hundreds of silver pieces on display in museums or still in use in the chateaux of the romantic Mediterranean region. Each piece portrays a bit of the charm of this idyllic part of the world-the old world of unhurried hospitality and the comfortable life. That is why Madrilena silver is both ornate and simple. The border of a tray may depict a stag in flight, suggesting the sport of noblemen. The unadorned lines of a pitcher reflect the simple life of the villager. Each is distinctive. Each, a Very personal treasure to be used, displayed and enjoyed. There is nothing quite like Madrilena silver in America today. Start your private collection now, or remember someone special with a lasting beautiful and unique gift.

Now about the Rockaway Hunt Club quoted from there website:
The Rockaway Hunting Club is the oldest country club in the United States, although not originally a country club in today's sense of the word. Its principal clientele was the horse set, and it featured Fox Hunting and Steeplechase Racing.

In 1877, a group of young men from Bayswater in Far Rockaway took part in a Chase between Lawrence and Valley Stream. They organized a club in Bayswater in 1878, but in 1884, residential development forced a move to the present location in Lawrence. There the members built a clubhouse considered the largest, most luxurious on Long Island. It overlooked Reynolds Channel, Long Beach, a polo field and a four-mile steeplechase course.

Rockaway's initial fame came from polo, creating a bitter rivalry with Meadow Brook Hunt. By 1888, the two clubs were so superior to all others that a handicap system was created. The Rockaway team won national championships in 1901 and 1902. The world-champion Rockaway team was headed by Foxhall Keene, who was rated the best all-around polo player in America for eight years in a row and is certainly the greatest athlete in the club's history.

This beautiful and fanciful box is marked with the Wallace W, Wallace, E.P.N.S, S601A. The bottom also has the original retail sticker. The box measures 6" long 3 7/8" wide and 1 3/4" high. The inside fo the box is wood lined as it was originally designed as a cigar, cigarette or tobacco humidor box. It has a heavy Silverplate finish and is Made by Old World Craftsmen in Madrid Spain. The box is in good vintage condition. No enamel loss on the logo. Inside is nice and clean. The top has some mild surface scratches most likely from polishing. The box has no dings or dents. Perfect to display on a coffee table or shelf. Could be used as a small jewelry box as well.
Vintage Rockaway Hunting Club Wallace Silver Madrilena Trophy Keepsake Box, Circa 1971. This beautiful box was a prize awarded to the winner of the Cronin Memorial, Mixed Doubles, Rockaway Hunting Club in New York. The top has the hunt club fox head logo does in blue enamel. The top is engraved "Cronin Memorial, Mixed Doubles, 1971-Finalist". Where do I begin as the Hunt Club is just as fabulous as this rare box! I guess i'll start with the Wallace Silversmiths Box.

The original tag that comes with the box reads:
The Madrilena Collection of reproductions was selected from hundreds of silver pieces on display in museums or still in use in the chateaux of the romantic Mediterranean region. Each piece portrays a bit of the charm of this idyllic part of the world-the old world of unhurried hospitality and the comfortable life. That is why Madrilena silver is both ornate and simple. The border of a tray may depict a stag in flight, suggesting the sport of noblemen. The unadorned lines of a pitcher reflect the simple life of the villager. Each is distinctive. Each, a Very personal treasure to be used, displayed and enjoyed. There is nothing quite like Madrilena silver in America today. Start your private collection now, or remember someone special with a lasting beautiful and unique gift.

Now about the Rockaway Hunt Club quoted from there website:
The Rockaway Hunting Club is the oldest country club in the United States, although not originally a country club in today's sense of the word. Its principal clientele was the horse set, and it featured Fox Hunting and Steeplechase Racing.

In 1877, a group of young men from Bayswater in Far Rockaway took part in a Chase between Lawrence and Valley Stream. They organized a club in Bayswater in 1878, but in 1884, residential development forced a move to the present location in Lawrence. There the members built a clubhouse considered the largest, most luxurious on Long Island. It overlooked Reynolds Channel, Long Beach, a polo field and a four-mile steeplechase course.

Rockaway's initial fame came from polo, creating a bitter rivalry with Meadow Brook Hunt. By 1888, the two clubs were so superior to all others that a handicap system was created. The Rockaway team won national championships in 1901 and 1902. The world-champion Rockaway team was headed by Foxhall Keene, who was rated the best all-around polo player in America for eight years in a row and is certainly the greatest athlete in the club's history.

This beautiful and fanciful box is marked with the Wallace W, Wallace, E.P.N.S, S601A. The bottom also has the original retail sticker. The box measures 6" long 3 7/8" wide and 1 3/4" high. The inside fo the box is wood lined as it was originally designed as a cigar, cigarette or tobacco humidor box. It has a heavy Silverplate finish and is Made by Old World Craftsmen in Madrid Spain. The box is in good vintage condition. No enamel loss on the logo. Inside is nice and clean. The top has some mild surface scratches most likely from polishing. The box has no dings or dents. Perfect to display on a coffee table or shelf. Could be used as a small jewelry box as well.

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