SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The America’s Cup trophy was on display at the Legion of Honor Sunday.

The one-day showing of the Cup was in honor of the opening of the exhibition, “Impressionists on the Water.”

The trophy was made exclusively of sterling silver by Crown Jewelers Robert Garrard in 1848. The trophy was originally just over 20 in. tall, but was extended in the 1950s and again in the 1990s to allow further engraving of racing results. It now stands approximately 3 ft. tall.

“I think it’s wonderful,” one man said during Sunday’s viewing of the trophy. “I saw it a number of years ago down at the San Diego Yacht Club and it’s magnificent. I think it’s wonderful to have it here in San Francisco.”

“It’s very impressive,” added a woman who came from Pleasanton to see it. “I took a photograph of myself reflected in it.”

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