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Baseball Pitcher

circa 1876

Isaac Broome (American, born in Canada, 1835 - 1922)

Ott and Brewer hired the sculptor Isaac Broome to create a prototypically American work for the firm to display at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Broome devised a monumental vase to honor America’s favorite pastime, complete with three baseball player figures around its base. The factory then made copies of these sculptures, including the “Pitcher,” for individual sale.

Place object was created: Trenton, NJ


Measurements:    height: 15 inches    width: 9 inches    depth: 8.125 inches

Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Delhom Service League and Exchange Funds in honor of Barbara S. Perry, Ph.D., former curator of Decorative Arts (1999-2007) 2008.54

Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN