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Circa 1880s/1890s Baseball Glass Stein Collection (2)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,044.00

Catalog Description Addendum: Please note: the ballplayer on the larger glass stein is not wearing a glove and therefore may actually be a rugby or soccer player. Two decorative lidded glass steins dating from the 1880s/1890s, each bearing a hand-painted baseball scene on the front. These are extremely rare and of extraordinary quality. Each is a finely crafted hand-blown glass stein made by an artist who specialized in creating decorative glass pieces, and each is complete with its original pewter lid intact. The larger of the two (6.25 inches high) features a fielder bounding after a ball and appears to be collegiate in nature, as the word "Yale" is lettered in blue paint along the base. The second piece, which is smaller and more oval in shape (4.75 inches high), pictures a batting figure. Etched near the handle of each glass is its respective capacity (noted in liters). The taller glass has a very fine vertical crack near the handle (has no impact on function and is not readily apparent when displayed properly), otherwise both glasses are in Ex-Mt condition, with no loss of paint to either image. These are very rarely offered and extremely interesting nineteenth-century baseball display pieces. Total: 2 glass steins. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,044.00


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