RED BALLS
A complete boxed set of 16
Early 1900s

£185 the set of 16

Dimensions

Box 24 x 24 x 6 cm 9.5 x 9.5 x 2.5"

Description

Fabulously decorative as ornaments loosely grouped or as a boxed display. A complete set of 15 snooker red balls and 1 billiard red (with spot) - all in their original cloth-lined box tray - almost certainly by Orme + Sons - the leading specialist makers. Larger and heavier than modern balls, these were made of a "secret composite" which mercifully superseded ivory in the 1890s. Fading through shades of red from cherry, brick and aged burgundy - speckled and occasionally crazed. Tactile and beautiful, they appear unused and make a superb interior decorative feature.

Stock No. 1912

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