On display

This item is on display at Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Paper Weight - Phar Lap, Glass Object Reg. No: HT 10020

Solid frosted clear glass paperweight of Phar Lap's head. It belonged to trainer Harry Telford, and was amongst a number of items donated to the museum by his son and daughter-in-law in the 1990s.
Paper weight, cast in solid frosted amber glass. Cast is of the horse head only, wearing a bridle. The base of the paper weight is a solid oval shape, with lettering cast into the side edge.

Tip of right ear is chipped and missing.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.4 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 17.40 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: civic mementoes, horse racing, souvenirs, horses, sport, racing industry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Cast into side edge of base: " PHAR LAP 1928-32 37 WINS FROM 51 STARTS"
Original Owner: Harry Telford, Victoria, Australia

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No