This is a handsome sterling silver trophy dating to circa 1923. Detailed in raised relief on the the goblet-shaped trophy is an energetic cricket scene. It shows a cricket batter as he winds up and takes a swing, as well as players in other stances traditionally seen in the game of cricket, shown in progression around the chalice of the trophy.
This is a timeless piece that can be displayed at home, in the office, or in a game room. The silver hallmarks are visible on the rim of the chalice.
The sport of cricket has a known history beginning in the late 16th century. Cricket originated in south-east England. Cricket was prominent in London as early as 1707 and, in the middle years of the century, large crowds flocked to matches on the Artillery Ground in Finsbury. It became the country's national sport in the 18th century. The single wicket form of the sport attracted huge crowds and wagers to match, its popularity continuing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It has since developed a global following.
This silver piece in excellent condition. There are no severe signs of wear and only light tarnish, as expected with age and past use. Silver hallmarks on chalice, near rim.
Dimensions: 12 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W x 4 1/4" D.