Skip to main content
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 14

1927 Shargreen Cigarette Box Given to Jockey Bernard Brownie Carslake Shark Skin

About the Item

We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning and very rare circa 1900 Shargreen cigarette box present to the Jockey Bernard Brownie Carlsake in 1927 A very rare good looking and functional piece of collectible smoking equipment. Shagreen is exceptionally collectible on its own, it is Sharkskin and very collectible The main body of the box is some king of timber, most likely cedar wood as it keeps the smell of the tobacco inside, you have bone trim around the edges as those are the hard wearing areas, a sterling silver plaque on the top The plaque is inscribed as follows "To B.Carslake From R.Stutfield The Greatful Owner Of Mat McGlue 18-4-27 Naturally, R.Stutfield was the owner of the horse Mat McGlue and Bernard Brownie Carlsake was the jockey that rode him Dimensions, Height 5.8cm Width 15.5cm Depth 10cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask Bernard Brantham Carslake was born in Caulfield, Melbourne on July 14th 1886. A big-framed Australian, ‘Brownie’ Carslake – so nicknamed because of his sallow complexion (brought about by years of “existing on a cup of tea and hope” as he put it) – first came to England in 1906. He was never officially apprenticed but was taught to ride by his father, a well-known Caulfield trainer. His weight was his obsession: he constantly fought the always-increasing weight his muscular body was meant to carry. His first winner was Lady Watkins at a Bush meeting in his native land. Carslake, a stylish dresser, had impeccable manners and an ability to mix easily with any level of society. He married Annie Langley on November 13th at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Leeds. He was in Austria when The Great War began and fled to Romania disguised as a railway fireman. He then fled to Russia where, in 1916, he was champion jockey. The next year’s Russian Revolution made him a fugitive again and he fled back to England. He brought with him a large sum of money in roubles, only to find the currency worthless. Ever resilient, he quickly picked up his racing career. Three times he won the St Leger, twice the 1,000 Guineas and twice the Ascot Gold Cup. He was also successful in the 2,000 Guineas and the Oaks. He was a demon cricketer and in the 1922 Jockey Boxing Championship defeated J.Evans in a Charity Tournament which raised over £5,000 for Sussex County Hospital. Then, gradually, a lifetime of fasting began to take its toll. Carslake refused to recognize the decline in his abilities until 1928 when he became a trainer – but 12 months later he was back in the saddle. It was a bad move. In 1940, having just won by a short head on Ipswich, he collapsed in the weighing room at Alexandra Park. The next year - on Tuesday evening, July 29, 1941 aged 55 - having retired to his home in Whitsbury, Salisbury, the jockey with the hooked nose and protruding chin passed away. He left £1,417. 14s. 5d. He became the first Australian jockey to adopt the short leather Tod Sloan style of riding. A poisoned leg prevented Carslake from riding in April 1928. Carslake had no liking for switchback courses, preferring the wide open spaces of Newmarket and Doncaster. His record at Epsom, Alexander Park, Brighton and, to a lesser extent, Goodwood, was poor. His wife Annie was granted a decree nisi in an undefended action for divorce. She gave evidence that her husband admitted infidelity in 1930 and they had separated in 1931. She revealed that she had her husband watched in the last year and that he was living with another woman in Bradford. In May 1930, Carslake was fined £10 for dangerous driving and ignoring police signals. The police gave evidence that they were compelled to chase the jockey a long distance by motor car. In April 1927, riding Birthright at Newmarket, the colt bolted. By the time Carslake had pulled it up, it had covered 10 miles. Bernard Carslake’s classic wins: Two Thousand Guineas: Tetratema (1920) One Thousand Guineas: Ferry (1918) and Silver Urn (1922) The Oaks (Light Brocade (1934) St Leger: Keysoe (1919), Salmon Trout (1924) and Scottish Union (1938) This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses Condition Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2.29 in (5.8 cm)Width: 6.11 in (15.5 cm)Depth: 3.94 in (10 cm)
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1927
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location:
    GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2823315897302
More From This SellerView All
  • 19th Century Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Carved Sandalwood Box Micro Mosaic Inlays
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely 19th century Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam carved sandalwood and inlaid box Mid-19th century Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam carved sandalwood box...
    Category

    Antique 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Decorative Boxes

    Materials

    Wood

  • Pair of Desk Accessories Faux Shagreen Sharkor Ray Skin Pen Pot & Desk Tidy
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of desk accessories in Faux Shargeen shark skin A very good looking and well made pair, ideally suited as a letter rack and pen pot...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Desk Sets

    Materials

    Fabric

  • FiNE ANTIQUE PERSIAN CIGARETTE BOX DEPICTING ORIENTAL CHINESE LOOKING PEOPLE
    Located in GB
    Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely, super decorative antique Persian Oriental cigarette box with beautifully decorative top picture...
    Category

    20th Century European Victorian Decorative Boxes

    Materials

    Wood

  • Very Rare P H Vogel & Co Antique Shagreen Cigarette Case Silver & Gold Gilt
    By P.H. Vogel & Co.
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning antique PH Vogel & Co silver and gold gilt cigarette case A very rare good looking and functional piece of...
    Category

    20th Century English Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

    Materials

    Silver

  • Stunning English Solid Sterling Silver 1936 Art Deco Style Cigarette Dispenser
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer this lovely 1936 solid sterling silver art deco cigarette dispenser A very good looking and well made piece, full...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

    Materials

    Sterling Silver

  • SUPER RARE ANTIQUE SHAGREEN (SHARK SKIN) BURR WALNUT MUSICAL JEWELLERY PIANO BOx
    Located in GB
    Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this super rare, highly collectable, Antique Victorian circa 1880, Shagreen & Burr Walnut Piano Musical Jewellery box What a thin...
    Category

    Antique 1880s British Art Nouveau Antiquities

    Materials

    Shagreen

You May Also Like
  • Maitland-Smith Shark Skin Cigar Box
    By Maitland Smith
    Located in Water Mill, NY
    Shark skin cedar cigar box with bronze feet and shaking hands cover lift.
    Category

    20th Century American Boxes

    Materials

    Bronze

  • 17th Century English Leather Covered Knife Box Converted To a Letter Box
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    17th century leather knife box converted to a letter box with original brass hardware, sitting on brass ball feet. Fitted interior lined with 18th century silk fabric. In very good...
    Category

    Antique 17th Century European Decorative Boxes

    Materials

    Brass

  • R&Y Augousti Box
    By R & Y Augousti
    Located in Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire
    Small vintage R&Y Augousti Art Deco style box with inlayed faux bamboo decoration retailers label to the underside Paris France circa 1990 R&Y Augousti was founded in 1989 by husband-wife duo Ria & Yiouri Augousti. Their artistic backgrounds brought them together as innovators in their field by reviving the artisanal techniques of shagreen and other exotic materials that were predominant in the Art Deco period of the 1930s. Through their mix of vintage and contemporary design their furniture and home accessories brand were met with worldwide praise. From a debut collection for the luxurious Hotel Crillon...
    Category

    Late 20th Century French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

    Materials

    Brass

  • Malachite Box Fine Gemstone Jewelry Box
    Located in Somis, CA
    A stunning malachite box with a fantastic stripe pattern resembling images of inside of a cave. This exceptional piece uses carefully selected fine grade gemstone malachite in brilli...
    Category

    2010s Unknown Jewelry Boxes

    Materials

    Malachite

  • Malachite Box Large 6" Gemstone Jewelry Box
    Located in Somis, CA
    A beautiful 3.3 lb malachite box. This exceptional piece uses carefully selected fine grade gemstone malachite in brilliant green, displaying concentric rings, swirls and stripes. Bo...
    Category

    2010s Unknown Jewelry Boxes

    Materials

    Malachite

  • Wonderful Hagenauer Silver Donkey Box
    By Karl Hagenauer
    Located in Munich, DE
    Wooden bow with silver donkey handle.
    Category

    Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Deco Decorative Boxes

    Materials

    Silver

Recently Viewed

View All