The wishlist name can't be left blank

Brasenose College Boat Club 1923 Rowing Oar

£ 850

Category
Subcategory
Reference
28015
Height
365.5 cm (143 1/1")
Rowing Oar Blade, Brasenose College 1923, Oxford University.
The full length oar is an original traditional Brasenose College (Oxford University) presentation rowing oar with gilt calligraphy and college insignia. The writing on the trophy blade is in good condition. The oar is marked 'Str' so would have belonged to E.D. Wetton, as that was his position and we acquired five other oars at the time all with Wetton's name on them.

The trophy blade reads:-

'Brasenose College Boat Club - 1923' Coxswainless Fours.
Bow..D.C. Bennett (steerer) 10st..5lbs
2..P.R. Wace..12..4
3..G.J. Mower-White..13st..5lbs
Str..E.D. Wetton..10.12
Beat - Magdalen I - Magdalen II - Ch.Ch.

Brasenose College Boat Club (BNCBC) is the rowing club of Brasenose College, Oxford. It is one of the oldest boat clubs in the world, having beaten Jesus College Boat Club in the first modern rowing race, held at Oxford in 1815. Although rowing at schools such as Eton and Westminster School Boat Club predates this, the 1815 contest is the first recorded race between rowing clubs anywhere in the world.

In addition to the 1815 "headship", the club has won both the Summer Eights and Torpids headship many times, and has recorded numerous victories in most events at the Henley Royal Regatta.

The club's colours are black and gold, with black blades. The 1st VIII, however, may wear the distinctive "Childe of Hale" colours - red, purple and gold - which are traditional in Brasenose rowing.
Height
365.5 cm (143 1/1")
Condition
Very good.
Year
1923
Period
1900-1949
Medium
Pine
Country
United Kingdom