Lot # 3: Tony Jacklin's 1969 Open Championship "Player" Claret Jug

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 25 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2016 Winter Auction",
which ran from 11/22/2016 3:00 PM to
12/10/2016 8:00 PM

Tony Jacklin’s Open Championship Claret Jug “Player” Trophy

Until recent years, it was not a common practice for Open Championship winners to automatically receive their own Claret Jug following a victory. Instead most Open Champs only received a gold medal. For a period of time, the Royal & Ancient allowed past Champions to order a couple “player” trophies for themselves, their home course, or a museum, etc, Tony Jacklin jumped at the opportunity. For rather obvious reasons, these stunning trophies are coveted by collectors, but very few were ever produced, and only a couple have reached the collector market.

Offered here is an official Claret Jug, which was fully authorized by the Royal & Ancient and produced by the R&A’s official trophy producer. The trophy is sterling silver (hallmarked), and measures 12 1/4" tall. The magnificent case measures 14 1/4" x 8 1/2", and is embossed with the R&A logo on its silk-lined interior.

Letter of Provenance from Tony Jacklin

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