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Flagon - wine - Origins of the Ashes

From the Collection of Hume City Civic Collection 40 Macedon Street Sunbury Victoria

Description
A cream and green glazed flagon with sloping sides. The lower half of the flagon is cream with a red, green and yellow insignia to commemorate the "origin of the ashes" cricket match and a brief history of the game. The upper half and neck is green. There is a red unbroken seal over the cork and the port is still in the flagon.
Size
H 20 cm x D 12 cm
Object Registration
0053
Keywords
origin of the ashes committee, rupertswood, border, allan, gower, david, cricket, wines, bottles, george evans collection
Historical information
The flagon of port was released for the commemorative cricket match Australia versus England to celebrate the "origin of the Ashes" at Rupertswood in Sunbury on the 18 January 1995. A cricket match took place at Rupertswood in 1882, a ball was burnt and the ashes placed in an urn (according to local legend). The flagon is number 56 of a limited edition of 2000.
Inscriptions & Markings
(insignia) ORIGIN OF THE ASHES / SUNBURY AUSTRALIA /
Last updated
4 Sep 2019 at 11:45AM