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Hallmarked Sheffield Cricket Jar, Circa 1900

This is an exquisite early 20th century crystal jar with a silver lid and spoon. The lid's top is fashioned after a cricket wicket. The jar sits on a round silver base with decorative crossed cricket bats. There is a silver braided band that encircles the etched crystal jar. The base has three spherical feet.  

This is a timeless piece that can be displayed at home or put to use on the dining table. The silver hallmark is visible on the bottom of the base. 

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. 

CONDITION:

Good condition. Hallmarked silver at base. Stamped "8847" along with five hallmarks. The jar measures 5" tall and 5" wide at widest point.  Spoon measures 6" long. 




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