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365
American silver surfing trophy, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1939
Estimate
7,00010,000
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365
American silver surfing trophy, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1939
Estimate
7,00010,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

American silver surfing trophy, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1939
with borders of overlapping flowerheads, the center applied with a medallion of a surfer paddling encircled by an engraved inscription "Sam A. Kahanamoku 1939 / THE LEEDS TROPHY FOR THE BEACH BOYS"
marked on base and numbered 42225
length over handles 18 1/2 in.
47 cm
99 oz 5 dwt
3091 g
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Catalogue Note

Samuel Alapai Kahanamoku (1902-1966) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, where he won a bronze medal in the men's 100-meter freestyle event. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was the younger brother of swim and surf legend Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic gold medalist. The brothers were friends of tobacco heiress Doris Duke, and there are numerous pictures of Sam and Duke at her Hawaiian estate, Shangri La.

Important Americana

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New York