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This unusual silver trophy which dates from the early 20th century is in the form of a bowling ball and is made by renowned silversmith Walker & Hall.
It has an interesting inscription that reads:
Townend Bowling Club. Presented to Mrs Jas Campbell for Opening Green 20.4.54.
This very nice trophy comes complete with it's silver plated three legged crossover and this sits on the original wooden ebonised base. Both the stand and base are also made by Walker & Hall.
This bowling trophy would make a unique collectors piece for a sports collector, bowling fan or silver collector.
Material: Silver ball trophy. Silver plate stand. Wood base.
Ball trophy hallmarks: Fully hallmarked with Lion for sterling silver. Crown for Sheffield, date letter L for 1953 and with the maker's mark W&H for Walker and Hall.
Stand marks: Marked with the maker's mark W&H for Walker and Hall. Walker & Hall Sheffield.
Wood base marks: Walker & Hall Ltd. Sheffield and branches. Manufacturing silversmiths. Maker's mark W&H for Walker and Hall.
Size: Diameter of ball - 7 cm (2 3/4") approx.
Height including base and stand - 18 cm (7") approx.
Weight of silver ball: 104 g.
Total weight of silver ball, silver plate stand and wood base: 422g.
Condition: Good vintage condition with some signs of use in keeping with age. Some light marks, scratches and tarnishing. A few bruises to the underside of the ball where it has pressed into the stand (Please see picture 4). Silver plate stand and wood base in very good condition. Please see pictures.
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