Overall: 13 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 34.6 x 7.3 x 7 cm )
Cast and wrought silver presentation sword trophy; tapered ovoid handle with a tapered surface; oval copper hilt, with an oval hole cut to the right of the blade,decorated with patinated silver and copper birds on a branch on a river bank; flat, hammered blade with a pointed, snub-nosed blade; blade engraved on one side, "PRESENTED BY THE/ Tennis Building Association/ OF NEW YORK FEB. 22D 1886./ FIRST PRIZE FOR DOUBLES/ WON BY/ H. M. Slocum Jr. & George Richards." in gothic script and roman letters; engraved on the opposite side of the blade, "GR" in foliate script; "STERLING" stamped above the hilt.
Gift of Miss Harriet MacMartin Richards and Mrs. Marjorie R. Reynolds
engraved: on one side of the blade: "PRESENTED BY THE/ Tennis Building Association/ OF NEW YORK FEB. 22D 1886./ FIRST PRIZE FOR DOUBLES/ WON BY/ H. M. Slocum Jr. & George Richards." in gothic script and roman letters
engraved: on the opposite side of the blade: "GR" in foliate script
stamped: on the blade, above the hilt: "STERLING"
George Richards (1849-1930), who married Harriet M. MacMartin (1860-1939); his daughters, Harriet MacMartin Richards (b. 1884) and Marjorie Richards Reynolds (1885-1943), the donors.
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