This is a beautiful silver-plated presentation cricket trophy, dating to the 1900s. Supporting the trophy's goblet is a stand comprised of three crossed cricket bats, held together by a laurel wreath. A small cricket ball rests at the center of the round 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.
This is a timeless piece that can be displayed at home, in the office, or in a game room.
Very good condition overall. Silver-plated trophy. Moderate tarnish along the wreath and base, light tarnish to cup. Dimensions: 9" H x 3 3/4" W x 3 3/8" D.