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Table Top Croquet Set

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Category
Subcategory
Reference
26894
Height
33.5 cm (13 1/4")
Diameter
22.5 cm (8 3/4")
Table Top Miniature Croquet Set.
An original parlour game of miniature croquet. The table top croquet set comes on its original turned mahogany stand and contains 8 mallets and balls all made of boxwood. To complete the set there are 6 hoops wire hoops with lead weighted feet and 1 post with coloured bands; the colour sequence indicating the order of play. Although there is no makers name it is probably made by either F.H. Ayres or Jaques, because of its very good quality.
Mallets 11 1/2 ' in length.

Table Croquet was likely the invention of the Victorians who had a craze for all sorts of parlour games. A whole number of indoor/parlour games were invented, this included miniaturised versions of the popular outdoor games at the time, including bowls and croquet. These games were manufactured by the great games manufacturers of the time such as John Jaques and F. H. Ayres.
Height
33.5 cm (13 1/4")
Diameter
22.5 cm (8 3/4")
Condition
Excellent
Year
Circa 1900
Period
1900-1949
Medium
Boxwood and Mahogany
Country
United Kingdom