1307
1307

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARTIN AND ESTELLE SHACK

Carved and Painted Pine Figure of a Baseball Player, New York, 20th Century
Estimate
10,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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1307

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARTIN AND ESTELLE SHACK

Carved and Painted Pine Figure of a Baseball Player, New York, 20th Century
Estimate
10,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

Carved and Painted Pine Figure of a Baseball Player, New York, 20th Century
a rare, diminutive figure of a baseball player with his left foot advanced in batting stance, wearing a peaked cap, handle bar mustache, blue and white jersey and trousers over blue and white shoes, the figure grasped a wood turned wood bat; mounted on a tapered  pedestal base; with several coats of in-use repaint. 
Height 49 in. by Width 12 in. by Depth 13 in.
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Provenance

James Kronen, New York.

Exhibited

New York, American Folk Art Museum, The Image Business: Shop and Cigar Store Figures in America, November 8, 1997-January 11, 1998.

Catalogue Note

It is thought that the player depicted in this carving is Michael J. "King" Kelly, one of the most popular players of the 1880s.  Kelly had an illustrious career, playing for the Boston Reds, the Chicago White Stockings, the Boston Beaneaters and Cincinnati's Kelly's Killers, also known as the Cincinnati Reds.

For a similar example of a baseball player signed by Robb see Frederick Fried, Artists in Wood, (New York: Bramhall House, 1970), p. 213, fig. 191.

Important Americana

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New York