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266 A German lawn tennis trophy 1907,


A fine, impressive and heavy metallic cup with the domed cover embossed with acanthus leaves beneath a cone finial, the slender partly reeded bowl with Robert Adam style swags and bows, on flared foot with square knop, engraved around the foot ‘Carl Busch Hof Juwelier Hannover’, c.1905, the inscription reads: HANNOVERA-POKAL GESTIFTET VON MITGLIEDERN DES DEUTSCHEN TENNIS- VEREIN HANNOVER/SIEGER 1907 [and 1908] DR LARSEN, KOPNHAGEN, height 60cm.


Dr. Erik Ockenholt Larsen (born 23rd August 1880, Copenhagen), was a Danish tennis player who competed in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics and many of the European tournaments. He also competed at Wimbledon on four occasions, as well as Paris, Ireland and Hamburg. Larson won the title at the Danish championships from 1905 to 1908. In March 1913 Erik Larsen represented the Dansk Boldspil Union at the inaugural meeting in Paris of the ILTF. He died at Worthing in West Sussex, England, in 1964 aged 84 years. £300 - 500


267 Eastern Championships Doubles Silver Trophy, Newport 1898, a fine trophy in the form of a small octagonal tray (diameter 17.5cm.) with a border design of pierced foliage and Fleur de Lys, the centre is engraved, “Eastern Championship Consolation Prize Doubles - United States Lawn Tennis Association, Newport 1898, P. E. Presbrey and Kenneth Horton”, the reverse is stamped ‘Sterling’; included in this lot is a photo of Presbrey posing with the players during a visit of the Doherty brothers to Boston in 1902


Provenance: Palmer Presbrey was a well known American tennis player being a contemporary of Joseph Sill Clark at Harvard. He was later Secretary of Longwood Cricket Club and Secretary of the United States Lawn Tennis Association. He was a member of the party which played host to the first British team which travelled to America to challenge for the Davis Cup in 1900. In 1888 he took part in the longest U.S. men’s single tournament match when he defeated T. S. Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80-game 1st. round contest. Kenneth Horton was a successful player in the American National Championships over the years and also played on the French Riviera.


£200 - 300


268 An early tennis trophy won by the legendary American player William T. Tilden, 11 years old at the time,


a glass-bottomed pewter trophy engraved, “Tennis Tournament, Onteora 1904, Boys Doubles, won by W. T. Tilden & John Forbes”, height 11cm., weight 412gr., 14.5 oz.


The Onteora Club was in the Catskill mountains of New York and was often visited by the Tilden family. Bill Tilden, who was 11 years-old at the time, was obviously very enthusiastic about lawn tennis even in his early years, they had been visiting the club since he was seven. £500 - 700


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