Back Lot Number: 148  

Lot 148
Description: Baseball chalkware figural statue c.1907. Large 22" tall figural chalkware baseball pitcher retains the majority of its original bronze paint and attractive original surface. The figure is signed with a stamped impression on the back of the base, "The American ? Co., Philadelphia Pa". The figure has had some relatively minor restoration to the right hand, the left ankle, and the bill of the hat, but remains in fine condition overall. While not formally identified, the statue resembles the distinct pose commonly associated with Christy Mathewson. One of only three examples that we have encountered, likely due to the original fragility of the piece: EX
Sold For: $1,900.00

Estimated Price: ($2,500.00-$3,500.00)