This is a beautiful lawn bowling trophy, in stunning sterling silver. This trophy was made circa 1928. The trophy features a large footed silver lawn bowling ball, atop of which is a lawn bowling player in mid throw, knee bent and hand pulled back.
Lawn bowling, or “bowls” is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "kitty". It is played on a bowling green, traditionally outside.
The oldest lawn bowling site still played on is in Southampton, England. English and Scottish colonists brought the game to America. There was a bowling green in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1632 and many states have towns named "Bowling Green" due to the early settlers abiding interest in the sport. Even George Washington laid out a green at Mount Vernon in 1732. Interest lapsed for years until the wave of Scottish immigration to the US revived it in the latter part of the 19th century.
Measures 9 1/2" tall with a base diameter of 4 1/2"
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