Rookery Bowling Club Silver-Plated Trophy

Offered is a hallmarked silver plated lawn bowling trophy, of exceptional quality. This trophy consists of a silver ball held up by three prongs. The ball is engraved “Rookery Bowling Club. Presented to A. H. Oliver, Esq. President, 1975.” This is a classic and elegantly simple trophy, celebrating champions of a great game of lawn bowling.

Lawn bowling, or “bowls,” is a sport in which balls are rolled 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.

CONDITION:

Good condition. Some noticeable tarnish and discoloration along prong base. Engraving is clear and legible.

Dimensions: 6" H x 2 3/4" W.




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