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Lot #86: Wimbledon Centennial Commemorative Piece Issued to Arthur Ashe in 1977 -- Designed by The Queen's Goldsmith


Arthur Ashe's Wimbledon memento. Officially issued shallow bowl celebrates the centennial of Wimbledon, the world's oldest tennis championship. A medal is inlaid to the center of the glass piece, reading ''Wimbledon Centenary Year 1977'' and depicting a male and female tennis player, both dressed for a match and wielding rackets. Arcing over the medal, an etching to the glass reads, ''1877 Wimbledon 1977'' and Ashe's name and the year he won men's singles (1975) are etched below. Underneath, two old fashioned-looking players appear. Measures 3.5'' in diameter. Housed in the original green box with the silversmith's insignia imprinted to lid of box reading: ''By appointment to H.M. The Queen - Goldsmiths & - Crown Jewellers / Garrard & Co. Ltd...'' Near fine condition.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$4,153
Minimum Bid:$1,000
Number of Bids:4