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An Oval Victorian Antique Silver Two handled Tray with scroll border, the body is is beautifully engraved and the centre has the following inscription ” Lawn- Tennis Championship of Ireland, Mixed Doubles 1st Prize, H.S. Mahony & Miss Cooper, All Comers singles 2nd Prize, H.S. Mahony, 1895-96.”

Harold Segerson Mahony was the last Irish Winner at Wimbledon(1896 Championship) Also being born in Scotland, the last Scottish Winner. Charlotte Cooper , 5 times Wimbledon Champion 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901, 1908 and in the finals 11 times.

She was the first woman in history to win Olympic Gold medal 1900 Paris.

Dromore Castle , Kenmare

Maker: LANGLEY ARCHER WEST

Origin: Dublin

Year: 1895

Stock number

SA80x20