Well Tennis fans here is what we believe to very possibly be an award for "Ladies Singles" at the Edgbaston Lawn Tennis Club (England) where tennis champion Maud Watson played for many years. Maud Watson was the first female to win Whimbledon, both in 1884 and 1885. She remained undefeated in both of those years as well. So with that in mind, this award could have been awarded to Miss Maud Watson. Now we are not saying that this is definitive, but very possible. We did some extensive research on this. If anyone has anything that they might add to this, or might have any other theories, please feel free to emails us. This piece is made of brass with gold plating over the top, and is in excellent condition. It measures 1-3/4" in length, by just over 1-3/16" across its widest point, the top bar. The "85" we honestly believe is the date of 1885 for this award. From the construction of the catch and t-bar hinge and pin we also believe that it was made in England. Our photos should tell you just about all of the rest.
E.L.T.C. Edgbaston Lawn Tennis Club Champion Ladies Single Award Medal 1885