Back Lot Number: 144  

Lot 144
Description: Exquisite figural baseball music box c.1920s. Ornate silverplated figural music box is composed of an oversized baseball shaped compartment atop a diamond shaped base with crossed bat decoration. The lid to the baseball compartment lifts to reveal a windup music box which plays "Take Me Out To The Ball Game". Craftsmanship is of the highest quality inclusive of intaglio decor etched throughout the surface of the piece. Uninscribed area with a brass base surface is found near the front of the base where a monogram of the owner is sometimes located. One of only a handful of documented examples known. Of those known, two were presented to baseball dignitaries such as the Wrigley family of Chicago. The music box remains in outstanding original condition and is in running order. Overall size is quite impressive measuring 11" long at the base: EX/MT-NM
Sold For: $8,500.00

Estimated Price: ($7,500.00-$10,000.00)