A multi-tiered gold and enameled medal, American, dated 1897-8. The top tier is a pinback bar which is engraved: "1897. Championship. 1898." This and all following tiers are connected with small chainlinks. The next tier is a magnificently detailed pool stick below a pair of banners separated by an Indian head. The two part banner states: "MANTAUK CLUB and POOL TOURNAMENT." Below is another pool stick above a diamond which is above an enamel pool ball which is linked to a miniature pool rack with enamel balls. The back of the medal is engraved: "WON FROM Fifteen competitors by J.T. Beckwith." The medal has outstanding design elements and the technical execution is superior. (MI-582) Reference: Article: New York Times, February 17, 1896. This article mentions a club which competes in bowling, pool, billards and whist. J.T. Beckwith is specially mentioned in his ability in a pool tournament. A second article in the New York Times published January 21, 1917 states that Dr. Beckwith was being accused of using the mail to defraud. These accusations came as a surprise where he had been police surgeon for the last twelve years and was a powerful ally to the mayor of New York.
Condition: Outstanding. Dimension:
Length 4 inches.