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1880s Etruscan Majolica Baseball-Themed Pitchers Trio - Possibly the Earliest Baseball Pottery Depiction

Lot Number 610

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According to online research (click here to read), these Etruscan pitchers were an American follow-up to Britain's Wedgewood cricket version and may even represent our nation's earliest known baseball depiction on pottery! Produced by the Etruscan Works (which evidently had its own baseball team), the pottery line had several slight variations to the size, design and glaze, but all examples featured the lovely baseball/soccer scenes. Here we have a trio of 8"-tall "ETRUSCAN MAJOLICA" pitchers—two in cobalt blue and one in color. EX/EX-MT condition. Also included is a 5-1/2"-tall Arthur Wood "Sporting Series" Bermuda mug that was likely produced in the 1950s.

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