Thu, Jun 28, 2018 10:00AM EDT
American, early 20th century. A 14K gold souvenir match safe for the Minnesota Golf Association State Championship, 1902, with a golf club decoration on the front adorned with five demantoid garnets, two diamonds, and one pearl, with etched inscriptions on the reverse: Minnesota Golf Association / State Championship / Minikahda Club / June 26-27-28 1902 / Best Score / Qualifying Round / Presented by / Alonzo T. Rand / Won By / Harold P. Bend, marked 14K B 14 6 on interior; ht. 2 3/8, wd. 1 1/2 in.
Minikahda Club, located just outside of Minneapolis, is the oldest country club west of the Mississippi. Alonzo Rand, a prominent figure in the Minneapolis/Minnetonka community, was an early member of the club. Harold Bend established the Glen and Harold Bend Foundation, which to date has issued grants to the St. Paul community totaling 67 million dollars.