Wendy Hamilton Antiques

SOLD  Circa 1830 Antique Figure Ice Skates Brass Ball Finials

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hammiWendy Hamilton Antiques is located in Collingwood, Ontario

Circa 1830 Antique Figure Ice Skates Brass Ball Finials

Possibly ladies ice skates, circa 1830's. They are painted in red with forged iron blades.

They have large upturned prows ending in 4 1/2" curls  and applied brass ball finials. (This is the only pair that I have ever seen with ball finials!)

The platforms taper in the middle. The screws at the heel prevent the boots from slipping. Mark seen in "...MANN..." possibly Peter Tilmann Germany.

Reference: Antique Ice Skates For The Collector by Russell Herner p.42

Approximate Dimensions: Length 8 1/2" to end of the platform and 12" to the end of the blade.. height of curl 4 1/2".

 

Condition: As Found. Wear as expected from age & use. No damage or repairs evident. See photos.