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Lot 195

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Lot Number: 195

Description: Scarce baseball figural statue by N.Muller, New York c.1868. One of the most desirable 19th century baseball statues by the most prolific artist of the period with regard to baseball related figurals. Constructed of white metal, statue retains a fine percentage of its original bronze wash which has patinated nicely to a deep brown finish. Signed by Muller in raised lettering on the top of base, ôK/Muller & J.Deacon, Pat. 1868". Marked underneath the base, "N.Muller, NY No. 539 Patent 1868". 10" tall with a well uniformed pitcher preparing to throw the ball in 19th century underhand form. Condition is superb with the exception of a small joint repair near the elbow of the throwing arm of the pitcher. Notable opportunity to acquire a cornerstone piece for any 19th century baseball collection of import: EX-MT

Estimated Price Range: ($2,000-$3,000)

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