This is a 19th century sterling silver cricket-themed trophy of exceptional quality and condition. The trophy has a large victory cup, engraved with intricate flourishes, with two swooping handles. The trophy base is comprised of three cricket bats, held together with a leaved wreath. Between the mallets are three small wickets and a ball.
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. The single wicket form of the sport attracted huge crowds and wagers to match, its popularity continuing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
The cup stands 13" tall, has a base diameter of 4 7/8" and measures 11" across at its widest point between the handles.