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Eastern Plains Ball Club From the Collection of Marvin L. Lince, Oregon

with rounded, tapering, file-branded handle that gradually flattens to a wide surface  that has a cut-out crescent near the ball head.   The lower end of the handle has a hole, probably for ornaments.  In addition, one side of the handle is decorated with a burned and painted buffalo head; opposite side is decorated with a deeply carved cross.  A 2.25 in. iron spike has been inserted into the burl ball, length 25.75 in.
third quarter 19th century 

Provenance:From the Collection of Marvin L. Lince, Oregon

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$18,000
09/20/2013

 

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