A beautiful antique Cambridge University presentation oar blade trophy.
A wonderfully detailed & very decorative presentation oar adorned with gilt calligraphy & college insignia with the most fantastic craquelure finish.
A fantastic piece of history & not something which turns up very often!
Any rowing crew which recorded four consecutive 'bumps' were said to have earned their oars & were awarded a presentation oar such as this.
The inscription reads:
Fitzwilliam House Of Lent Boat 1951
Bow E W Brown 10.12
2 J B W Lowe 11.11
3 R B Blowers 12.7
4 D Chamberlain 12.7
5 A J Braund 13.3
6 A W W Barker 13.11
7 R Wilkinsion 11.5
Str K Hunger 11.8
Coc B A Skinner
Bumped - LMBC 3, !st & Third Trin. 3, Emmanuel 2, Magdelen 2.
Cooaches Prof E A Walker (LMBC & Learner), DNC Mcwatters, R H Nicholls (Both Corpus Christi).
Wear commensurate with age, good solid condition, with expected wear to the finish in places. Completely untouched 'as found' condition.
UK courier service available at £45 tracked & signed for 48 hour delivery (At 155cm in length, the oar is too large for regular postage so will be sent via Parcelforce 'Large'). Collection from our warehouse in Downham Market preferred.
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