June 24 & 25, 2022: 42nd Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction
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WARRENTON, VIRGINIA HUNT CLUB STERLING SILVER TROPHY, cylindrical-form well with repousse, chased, and engraved grapevine design to sides, two applied figural vine handles, one side with "JDH" monogram and the other side engraved "Heavy Weight Point to Point / Steeplechase / WARRENTON HUNT / April 1st 1899 / WON BY / DYNAMITE / Ridden by / John D. Hooe". Base marked "STERLING" below a maker's mark for Peter L. Krider Co. of Philadelphia, PA and a retailer's mark for Harris & Shafer Co. of Washington, DC. Total weight: 27.81 ozt.

Condition : Good to very good overall condition with some wear, surface scratches, and nicks, several scattered dents with a few being sizable, interior with residue.

Circa : Circa 1899.

Item Dimensions: 7 1/2" HOA, 10 1/4" WOA, 5 7/8" D rim.

Provenance : From a descendent of the early Carlyle/Herbert/Hooe families of Arlington, VA region.

Estimate : 500 - 800

Catalog Note : Catalogue Note: John Daingerfield Hooe was born on November 3, 1868 to parents Capt. Philip Beverley Hooe (1833-1895) and Mary Helen Daingerfield (1842-1878) of Alexandria, VA. His father enlisted in the Confederate States Army in April of 1861, being mustered into Captain Morton's Company "Alexandria Riflemen", 17th Virginia Infantry and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant a few months later. At the end of 1862, Philip served as Captain, Assistant Adjutant General for General M.D. Corse until he resigned two years later in 1864. After the war, he became a prominent merchant in Arlington.
Philip and Mary Helen married on October 15, 1867 and had two children, their daughter did not survive infanthood. Their son, John, attended Episcopal High School, Virginia Military Institute, and University of Virginia, and he entered medical school at University of Maryland but abandoned his studies due to an illness. When John became of age, he reportedly received between $100,000 to $150,000 from the estate of his maternal grandfather, John B. Daingerfield, who was one of the wealthiest and most prominent citizens of Alexandria.
On June 4, 1890, John married Marialle "May" Dulany Herbert (1865-1959) of Falls Church, VA, and they had one son who died during childhood. The couple moved to Warrenton in the late 1890s, where they maintained a small stable. John became a prominent figure in social and hunt circles and was considered one of the best heavy-weight riders in Virginia at the time.
On September 3, 1906, John shot himself in the den of his home. On the next day, The Washington Post disclosed "A revolver was found under his body and his shirt was unbuttoned in front. Mr. Hooe had suffered from fainting spells, which subjected him to melancholia". A couple of days later, another article published by The Washington Post stated that there was no known motive for suicide and his friends believed it to be an accident or even a murder, two theories that remained unproven. John is buried at Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery in Alexandria, VA.
For another Warrenton, VA Hunt Club trophy, see lot 2009 in this auction.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,618.00
Estimate: $500.00 - $800.00
Number Bids:26