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Before & After
Rogers Plated Presentation Cup

 



All that glitters? Well, someone got ahold of this Rogers 1881 plated regatta trophy and decided it would look infinitely better with glued 3-dimensional sparkles. When I received it I was horrified, then amused. The customer wanted to donate it to the Fall River (Massachusetts) Historical Society, and requested it be put back to the condition it was in prior to its defacing. I removed the glue and sparkles, reattached the oar section, straighten the cup, removed dents, corrected the body and cover rims, and gave it some major cleaning. It's now ready to be seen by the public with just enough silver remaining to make it presentable. Note: There are three contact points on the finial where there was most likely a sailboat figurine. (This wasn't a rowing event as there are sailboats engraved on the opposite side of the cup.)


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