An antique Toogood mounted and hallmarked English silver presentation trophy for the Toogood Championship Shield.
Toogood and Sons Southampton were the Seedsmen to the King (Edward VII) and for 50 years to the late Queen Victoria.
The silver presentation shield is mounted on blue plush, which is slightly faded (commensurate with age). The trophy is hallmarked for Birmingham 1911 and the silversmith is believed to be Alfred Horatio Darby.
Although structurally sound, the support to the back of the shield is missing. However, there is a loop to the back to allow for wall hanging. Both the left and right side of the shield show pin hole marks but we are not certain of the origin of these. It may be that the shield was originally pinned to the mount and later glued.
The shield measures approximately 6.75in across at its widest and the same from top to bottom at the longest points. As a whole, the trophy, including the mount, weighs just over 125g. However it is believed that the silver consists of an embossed thin silver sheet with very little depth.
Stand not included.
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