Sporting trophy cup

Maker
The Meriden Silver Plate Co.
Production date
Circa 1888
Description
Silver-plated trophy cup won as first prize in a Boxing Day 1888 pennyfarthing race at Leithfield by Charles Lewis Hopkins.
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Measurements
Height: 163mm (6 7/16")
Diameter: 65mm (2 9/16")
Associated person notes

from her father Charles Hopkins
Associated notes
Card with trophy says "This cup was won after riding from Kaikoura on the pennyfarthing bicycle that was ridden in the race, arriving one hour before the race was to begin. This cup was won by Mr C. Hopkins, father of Maurice, Anne, Keith, Beatrice and Florence, Lewis - Canterbury - grandfather of Robert and James Neill, David and William Wickens, Heather and Lorraine, Beth & Robert Murray."
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Other Id
1115
Accession number
2008.21.1
Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: Leithfield Sports/Dec 26th 1888/1st Prize/Bicycle Race/Won by/C. Hopkins; Type of mark: Inscription; Method: Engraved
Marks/Inscriptions: Meriden Silver Plate Co. [ mark of a lion]; Type of mark: Manufacturer's mark; Method: Stamped; Notes: On base:

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