A beautiful antique Oxford University presentation oar blade trophy.
A wonderfully detailed & very decorative presentation oar adorned with gilt calligraphy & college insignia with the most fantastic craquelure finish to the paintwork.
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:
Balliol College 4th Eight 1946
Bow Rev R J Fife 9.12
2 C D Houghton 10.03
3 J C T Fleming 11.9
4 I N Wilkinson 10.1
5 P W Winfield 12.1
6 M C Pinnell 10.13
7 P C Holmer 11.9
Str P M Spiers 10.12
Cox B A Buchanan 8st 3lb
Bumped - Lincoln 2, Ch Ch 3, Jesus 2,Hertford 2, Worcester 2
Wear commensurate with age, good solid condition, completely untouched 'as found' condition.
UK courier service available at £45 tracked & signed for 48 hour delivery (At over 150cm packed, 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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