Sports Legends: April 25, 2019

35 WIMBLEDON WOMEN’S REPLICA TROPHY A silver-plated replica Venus Rosewater Dish is the Ladies’ Singles Trophy awarded at The Championships, Wimbledon, and was first presented to the champion in 1886. It is tradition for the winner to be awarded the trophy by the president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, HRH the Duke of Kent, and then walk a lap around the court to display the trophy to the crowd and photographers. The theme of decoration is mythological. The central boss depicts the figure of Sophrosyne, the personification of temperance and moderation, seated on a chest with a lamp in her right hand and a jug in her left, with various attributes such as a sickle, fork and caduceus around her. Diameter, 17 1/2 inches $1,500-2,000 JULIEN’S AUCTIONS 27