Trophy, presented to Henry Sampson - 4 Dec 1848

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Trophy/Decorative/Tankard
Date Used
04 Dec 1848
1848
1770
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Object Detail


Brief Description
Sterling silver trophy/tankard. Lower body and bell-shaped lid of trophy features floral patterns. At the top of the lid is a knob resembling a cricket ball, and the lid handle resembles a wicket. On the upper section of the reverse is an engraved image of a man in a top hat batting in front of a wicket, with a pavilion in the background. On the upper section of the obverse is an engraved inscription reading, in part, "To / MR. HENRY SAMPSON / of Sheffield / FROM HIS FELLOW TOWNSMEN / admirers and patrons of the / Noble game of Cricket / ... / Presented Dec the 4th 1848". Maker's marks under base suggest this item was produced in London in 1770.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 225 W: 110 D: 170mm (H: 8 7/8 W: 4 5/16 D: 6 11/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
04 Dec 1848
1848
1770
Location
On display
Registration No
M6752
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Mr Anthony Baer.

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