Black and Brown Leather Antique Button Back Catcher's Mitt

Sale price $36.00 Regular price $50.00

I think this old catcher's mitt is such a gorgeous sculptural object, I'd hang it on the wall. Admittedly, I don't know much about these antique gloves--which can be quite precious--but I just love this thing, especially for the contrast between the brown leather glove and the black leather mitt to which it is sewn--which brings the construction of the whole thing into relief, and amplifies a sense of it's pillow-like thickness.  The strap of the glove closes with a brass button, which is unmarked--providing no clue as to the maker of the glove. Based on others I've looked at, I'd guess it dates to the early 20th century, likely 1900s-20s.

Well worn, especially on the strap, but with no tears otherwise and a gorgeous patina to the leather on both sides. 8 1/2" wide x 8 1/2 tall x 1 7/8" deep.