1907 Cambridge University Presentation Rudder


First quarter 20th Century

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2018
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An antique Cambridge University presentation rudder trophy.
A wonderfully detailed & very decorative presentation rudder adorned with original inscription & college insignia with the most fantastic craquelure finish.
A fantastic piece of history & not something which turns up very often, particularly of this age.
Any rowing crew which recorded four consecutive 'bumps' were said to have earned their oars & were awarded a presentation oar, the coach received a shield & the cox received a rudder such as this.
The inscription reads:

University Fours Nov 1907
Christ's Pembroke 3rd Trinity
Bow, G E Fairbairn 1.9
2 H M Goldsmith 12.5
3 N E Hawdon 12.7
Stroke F H Jerwood 11.11

Wear commensurate with age, good solid condition, expected wear to the finish in places, small strip of wood absent from the rear of the rudder & a few age related cracks. Would probably wax polish up well but we've left it as found.
UK courier service available at £10 tracked & signed for 24 hour delivery.


  • H: 25cm (9.84in)
  • W: 38cm (14.96in)
  • D: 28cm (11.02in)


First quarter 20th Century

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