Handkerchief, "The Laws of the Game of Cricket"


Melbourne Cricket Club

Melbourne Cricket Club
Jolimont, Australia

Off white linen handkerchief with selvedge left and right edges and hemmed upper and lower edges. The image on the front is printed in dark purple / aubergine ink and shows a cricket match in progress with thirteen players, two umpires and two spectators. Ground and foliage features in the foreground and background, with sky above. The image is framed by the laws of cricket, which are printed in blocks. The title at the top of the handkerchief, within a decorative oval frame comprising foliage and cricket bats, reads, "THE / Laws of the Game of / Cricket". Embroidered in the upper left corner, in red thread, is the date, "FEB 15 / 1769".


  • Title: Handkerchief, "The Laws of the Game of Cricket"
  • Date Created: 1769
  • Provenance: Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Anthony Baer.
  • Medium: Linen; Ink; Card; Paper

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