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Object ID # 2005.014.003abcdefghijklm
Object Name Set, Croquet
Title Croquet Set
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1935
Artist Unidentified manufacturer
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This 20th-century croquet set has six wooden balls with it. It looks like they were made in two halves and joined. The balls are the same size, approx. 9.5 cm in diameter. There are slight reddish paint remnants on the balls from decorative striping. There are 9 red-finished wire wickets. No maker's name is seen. There are 6 mallets. They have plain, dowel-like handles (75 cm long) and turned heads (13 cm wide, 6 cm dia.). One has black striping on its head. One is yellow, another is red, another is orange and one is a dull blue striped one. The sixth one has a brighter red striping. There are also two posts. The finial is broken off one. They each have a pointed end for staking into the ground. The cylindrical area has 8 bands of colour painted on. The height of the intact post is 58.5 cm. Its diameter is approx. 3.5 cm.
Makers mark None
Provenance The age and provenance is unknown. It is very likely an early 20th-century item. It was owned by someone in the Petty family of Holstein, Grey County.

It was last owned by Jim Petty of Riverview, New Brunswick.
Collection Sporting & Recreational Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Wood/Wire/Paints
Found Holstein, Township of Southgate, Grey County
Subjects Croquet