"The Hannell Cricket Challenge Cup", An Australian silver two handled lidded cup by Evan Jones, Sydney, circa 1880
Lot 228
"The Hannell Cricket Challenge Cup" an Australian silver two handled lidded cup by Evan Jones, Sydney, circa 1880 EVAN JONES/SYDNEY
AU$ 8,000 - 10,000
US$ 7,100 - 8,900

Lot Details
"The Hannell Cricket Challenge Cup" an Australian silver two handled lidded cup
by Evan Jones, Sydney, circa 1880 EVAN JONES/SYDNEY
raised on a band of engraved stiff leaves, domed chased and embossed base, trunk stem issuing fern branches, the bowl engraved "Won by The Newcastle Cricket Club Seasons 1882, 83, 84" and a later applied shield engraved "And presented by them to their esteemed Vice-President Geo. Bewick, Sep. 12th 1895", two leaf capped handles and cover with a cast cricketer finial, marked 'EVAN JONES/SYDNEY', 39cm high, 600gms(19.3oz) .

Footnotes

  • The Challenge Cup was obviously named after James Hannell, the son of convicts born in 1813. Hannell was a Police Constable before becoming Newcastle's first Auctioneer. He had a political career, in 1887 he became Newcastle's first Major and later the Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly. He is credited for establishing the Newcastle Jockey Club, the Newcastle Regatta Club and the local Cricket Club.

    Provenance:
    Waratah Rural Auctions Wickham NSW, 7 Mar 1998
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