Circa 1830 Antique Figure Ice Skates Brass Acorn Finials
These Ice Skates, circa 1830's, painted in blue and red have steel blades
with large upturned prows ending in 4 1/2" curls and applied brass acorn finials. The platforms are tapered in the middle.
Marked on the iron blade "C.W. WIRTHS WARRANTED"..The C.W. Wirths Company of Hutz Germany exported these high quality skates to Philadelphia in the 1830's.
Reference: Antique Ice Skates For The Collector by Russell Herner p.42-43
Approximate Dimensions: Length 9 3/4" to end of the platform and 12.5" to the end of the blade.. height of curl 4 1/2".
Condition: As Found. No damage or repairs evident. See photos. Wear as expected from age & use. see photos