Lot # 132: Three c. 1920's Heintz Sterling Silver on Bronze Golf Trophy Loving Cups

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2021",
which ran from 11/4/2021 11:00 AM to
11/21/2021 1:35 AM



This lot consists of a series of three different sizes of 'matching' Heintz double-handled loving-cup trophies. Made by Otto Hentz, these golf trophys are works of art, highly attractive in their design and presentation. They are each made from bronze inlaid with sterling silver and gilding inside the cup itself.

The bronze used to construct these cups has a rich finish created by Heintz. In 1912 he devised and patented a special process that allowed him to inlay the Sterling silver on his creations without the use of solder.  

All three are stamped on the bottom with the art deco Heintz Arts Metal Shop logo as well as "6545" and "Silver on Bronze Pat.Aug.27.12."

The largest trophy measures approximately 8" tall and 6" in diameter. It is inscribed "Avon Field Golf Club Cincinnati Presidents Flight 1928 won by Charles Cutherbertson."

The medium sized trophy measures approximately 6" tall and 4 1/2" in diameter. It is inscribed "S. Jacobs & Co Trophy 1921 Won by Ralph S. Douglas, Glenwood Golf Club."

The smallest trophy approximately 3 3/4" tall and 2 3/4" in diameter. It is stamped with the following in script: "Losantiville Country Club Golf Ladies Approaching and Putting Tournament 1920 Won by Mrs. Alva W. Goldsmith."

The following is from “About Heintz.” http://www.heintzcollector.com/about.htm)

"Otto L. Heintz was born into a family of manufacturing jewelers established in 1875 in Buffalo, NY. By about 1902 he had purchased a small company, renamed it the Art Crafts Shop, and began design and manufacture of copper items with colored enamel decoration. He was granted three patents. By 1906 he changed the name to Heintz Art Metal Shop, and shifted to bronze as the base material and sterling silver as ornamentation. The Art Crafts Shop’s hammered 'look' was replaced by a series of machine-shaped bodies with sophisticated patinas. The definitive patents for applying sterling silver to bronze without solder was granted August 27, 1912.

"Heintz’s line consisted of vases and bowls, candlesticks, smoking accessories, trophies, lamps, desk accessories, picture frames, bookends, and jewelry. From a circa 1916 trade catalog: 'Heintz wares have won an enviable reputation among buyers of art goods, because of originality and beauty of design, and unusual quality of attractiveness. The articles are of bronze, and are decorated with sterling silver designs, permanently applied by our patented process. Beautiful colored finishes have been produced after much thought and experiment....' "

When displayed these three Otto Heintz trophies will add beauty and elegance to any room, any collection. 

The tees pictured are there to give size perspective and are not part of this lot.

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