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Paper Weight - Phar Lap, Glass Reg. No: HT 10020
- Solid amber 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:
- Tax Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
- Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
|Dimensions:||12.4 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 17.40 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, horse racing, souvenirs, horses, sport, racing industry|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Horse Racing|
|Inscriptions:||Cast into side edge of base: " PHAR LAP 1928-32 37 WINS FROM 51 STARTS"|
|Original Owner:||Harry Telford, Victoria, Australia|