• Silver - American
Lot 521


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GORHAM STERLING SILVER CHAMPAGNES / SHERBETS, SET OF 12, each having a tapered bowl with gold-washed interior, raised on stemmed round foot, comprising ten engraved with "ESN" monograms, and two with presentation engravings that read, "TOLEDO COUNTRY CLUB / WOMENS / CHAMPIONSHIP / [1927/1928] / EVELYN S. NEWELL". Each impressed with a maker's mark above "STERLING / A12829" and a 1927 or 1928 date mark. Total weight: 31.055 ozt. Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI. 1927-1928. Each 5 1/8" HOA, 3" D rim.
Catalogue Note: Merelina Evelyn Lucinda Seymour Newell (1878-1967) was born in Isle of Wight, England to parents Col. Frederick Henry Seymour (1842-1907) and Myra Thesea Merilina Symonds (1858-1941). Around the turn of the century, the family resided in Sonora, Mexico and, during the summers, in Redondo, California, before settling in Ohio. Evelyn married Ashbel Barney Newell (1868-1950), the president of Tennessee Central railway, on April 25, 1910. According to The Oasis newspaper of Nogales, Arizona, the marriage was solemnized in Mentor, OH at the residence of James R. Garfield, who was the son of U.S. President of James A. Garfield and served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior during Theodore Roosevelt's presidency from 1907 to 1909.
Evelyn and her mother, Myra, were noted golfers, and they competed at the first Toledo City Tournament in 1918, which took place at the Country Club. Evelyn won that championship with her mother coming in second place. In addition to participating in tournaments, Evelyn served as president of Toledo Women's District Golf Association (TWDGA) in 1922.


Mostly in very good overall condition with some wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections including nicks, one or a few dents, slight bending, and/or losses to gilt-washed finish; a few examples with bowls slightly pushed down, causing circular dents to interior bases.

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