Offered is a discontinued white porcelain Mottahedeh pitcher with a color illustration on the side, reproduced from the famed print, which was first printed as a mezzotint engraving in 1790 by Valentine Green and was the first golf print to be published. The subject of the engraving, William Innes, appears in uniform as Captain of the Blackheath Golf Club. The image is originally from a painting by Francis Lemuel Abbott (1760-1803), who was one of the earliest golf portrait painters. "The Society of Golfers at Blackheath" decoratively lettered and bordered in leafy wreath on opposite side of painting. Approximately 7" tall, base diameter at 3 3/4" Mottahedeh's identification mark on the bottom and reads: "Adapted from color engraving by V. Green, Circa 1790." A green stamped "28" also present. The prize of this piece though is that it is signed, "Mel and Tom 1996, Mildred R. Mottahedeh".The Mottahedeh's began their luxury porcelain company in 1929. Mrs. Mottahedeh was president of Mottahedeh after her husband died in 1978. The company was sold in 1992 but Mrs. Mottahedeh remained there until she retired in 1998 and died in 2000. This is the perfect gift for the avid golfer or MOTTAHEDEH collector. Excellent condition.
Item ID: 1561