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Lawn Tennis Racket By Malings, Lop Sided 19th. Cent.

£ 3,400

Category
Subcategory
Reference
27416
Height
68 cm (26 3/4")
Width
21 cm (8 1/4")
Depth
3 cm (1 1/4")
A rare, early lopsided (tilt head) lawn tennis racquet in excellent original condition. The ash frame is in very good condition with concave wedge stamped with maker's mark and the Royal Coat of Arms. The period thick gut stringing is in good condition and totally original. The maker is Henry Malings of Francis Street, Woolwich, probably one of the best-known makers of that time.
The racket is a lightweight Racket and probably similar age as a Sphairistike racket which where sold around 1874 and 1875.
Height
68 cm (26 3/4")
Width
21 cm (8 1/4")
Depth
3 cm (1 1/4")
Condition
Excellent and rare
Year
Circa 1870's
Period
1850-1899
Medium
Ash
exhibition
#7 - It's The Magic Number
Country
United Kingdom