Tankard awarded to George Alexander by Melbourne Cricket Club, Excellent Batting - season 1874/75

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Trophy/Decorative/Tankard
Case
Date Used
1874-1875
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Brief Description
Trophy, silver tankard; awarded to George Alexander by D C McArthur, president of the Melbourne Cricket Club in 1875. Tankard has one squared hollow form handle; engraved ornate decoration around body of tankard, including borders, vines, two crossed cricket bats at centre, and the following inscription, "Presented by D.C. McARTHUR / PRESIDENT OF THE MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB // TO / G. ALEXANDER. / for his excellent batting during the season, 1874-5". The tankard is kept in a hinged case, lined with leather outside and padded blue silk and purple velvet inside. Maker's details feature inside.
Measurements
1 - tankard: H: 105 W: 85 D: 115mm (H: 4 1/8 W: 3 3/8 D: 4 1/2")
2 - case: H: 145 W: 120 D: 145mm (H: 5 11/16 W: 4 3/4 D: 5 11/16")
Date Used
1874-1875
Location
In storage
Registration No
1986.1168
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mr Ron Thomson

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