A two-handled English silver trophy cup with lid for presentation to the winner of the 1928 Sergeant Murphy Point-to-Point hunt that occurred at the Harford Hunt Club. The front of the cup is inscribed: "Sergeant Murphy Point To Point Harford Hunt, Presented by Stephen Sanford 1928" and the back inscribed "Won by", with no winners inscribed. Stephen Sanford (1899–1977) was an American heir and polo player took up fox hunting and horse races while a student at Cambridge. In 1923 his horse, Sergeant Murphy, won the Grand National in Liverpool. In America, informal hunts with private packs were popular throughout colonial times, and after the Revolution, the first few fox hunting clubs were organized near the towns of Baltimore.
Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 5.5 in.
Date: 20th Century