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A large and important silver tennis trophy for the gentlemen's singles 'Championship of Europe' competed for between 1899 and 1914, unhallmarked but the piece has been successfully tested as silver, a trefoil design bowl, inscribed CHAMPIONSHIP OF EUROPE, PRESENTED BY SLAZENGERS LTD., further inscribed with details of an impressive list of champions: 1899 H.S. Mahony; 1900 M.J.G. Ritchie; 1901 M.Decugis; 1902 H.L. Doherty; 1903 R. Le Roy; 1904 M.J.G. Ritchie; 1905 A.F. Wilding; 1906 F.L. Riseley; 1907 J.C. Parke; 1908 M.J.G. Ritchie; 1909 M.J.G. Ritchie; 1910 Beals C. Wright; 1912 A.R.F Kingscote; 1913 J.C. Parke; 1914 F. Gordon Lowe, also inscribed with details of where in Europe the tournament was held each year, 30 by 40cm., weight 783 gr. A rare opportunity to acquire a trophy that at various times has been lifted by the hands of major early champions from the sport of lawn tennis including Mahony, Ritchie, Doherty, Wilding et al.

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A large and important silver tennis trophy for the

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500May 21, 2018