Lot # 8: 1903 Hoylake vs Cannes Trophy won by John Ball & Harold Hilton

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During the 1902 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool at Hoylake, his Imperial Highness (HIH) Grand Duke Michael of Russia (who was President and founder of the Cannes Golf Club in France) asked Liverpool member Sir Arthur Henry Crosfield to put together a team of golfers from Hoylake to play against a team representing Cannes Golf Club in 1903. 

The Grand Duke then commissioned Mappin & Webb to create the trophy. The 1903 competition ended in a tie. The following year Crosfield's Hoylake team was victorious and received the offered trophy. This trophy, presented to Crosfield's Hoylake team, commemorates both the 1903 and 1904 competitions. All 8 of the team members from both years are engraved on the trophy. 

These team members include the legendary John Ball and Harold Hilton, as well as John (Jack) Graham and two-time US Amateur Champ HJ Whigham. 

Inscription on Trophy

Presented by

HIH The Grand Duke Michael of Russia

Cannes V Mr Crosfields Team

 

1903 Cannes

A.C. Edwards

G.W. Hillyard

H.J. Whigham

T. M. Boyd

H. Bacon

Capt. S.  Saunderson

H.L. Denarty

E. H. Topham

 

Mr.  Crosfield’s Team

J. Ball Jnr.

H.H. Hilton

J. Graham Jnr

J.R. Tarver

C. Hutton

A.H. Crosfield

W. Ryder Richardson

Earl of Eldon

 

1904 Cannes

A.C. Edwards

G.W. Hillyard

C.A. Palmer

E. H. Topham

A.J. Stanley

Colonel Langlay

H.L. Doherty

A. E. Hadstrom

 

1904  Mr.  Crosfield’s Team

J. Ball Jnr.

H.H. Hilton

J. Graham Jnr

F. Penn

C. Hutton

A.H. Crosfield

T. Stone

W. Ryder Richardson

Hallmarked (Sheffield 1903) on chalice body and on lid.

Crafted and made by Mappin and Webb.

Height 17" 

Width-handle to handle 10"

Weight  4.45 lbs (71.2 oz.)

Rams head handles.  Pineapple lidded finial on lid.