This is a beautiful scarf with images related to the Lord's Cricket ground in London, universally known as the home of cricket. The images include the urn containing the Ashes with the caption 'Presented to Lord Darnley in 1883', an image of the founder Thomas Lord, after whom the ground is named, the iconic weather vane of 'Father Time' and the victorian cricket pavilion with the caption 'Pavilion today' . The central image is of a cricket match at a very different ground from that seen today with all the stands that have been built since victorian times. The caption to the cricket scene is 'The Grand Jubilee match played Monday July 10th 1837', the Golden jubilee 50th anniversary of the ground. The initials MCC for Marylebone Cricket Club, owner of Lord's is aldo on the scarf. There is no brand name on this scarf but a label with' 100% Acetato made in Italy', we believe it is from the 50's. It is a beautiful scarf, a piece of history. It is in excellent but not in pristine condition, the fabric is still crisp and glossy with an intact machine stitched hem but there appears to be some colour transference from the images onto the ivory background (please see photos). But these do not in our view detract from the colours and the design which is simple yet striking and very attractive with the colour scheme and the Lord's iconic images.
A fabulous gift for a cricket enthusiast, not high end but rare, striking and we think gorgeous with the colours and the iconic images. It's in a great size to wear in any number of ways to a match, or to frame and display on a wall. Perfect gift for her/him.
It is 26" x 26"