|Object ID #||2005.014.003abcdefghijklm|
|Object Name||Set, Croquet|
|Lexicon category||9: Recreational Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1900|
|Year Range to||1935|
|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.|
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|
|Found||Holstein, Township of Southgate, Grey County|