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A RARE METAL-HEADED BLADE PUTTER
A RARE METAL-HEADED BLADE PUTTER

LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A RARE METAL-HEADED BLADE PUTTER
Late 18th/early 19th Century
With fruitwood shaft and well-knopped hozel, the shaft with a band of whipping repair and bearing a paper label inscribed in ink Probably Simon Cossar, with suede grip and listing
the hozel 6¼in. (16cm) long

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This rare metal-headed putter is one of only a few known to exist, as tradition dicated the use of wooden clubs in the era of the feather-filled golf ball and especially with putters. There is a famous portrait of Mr. Henry Callender by Lemuel Francis Abbott, dedicated to the Society of Golfers at Blackheath which was painted circa 1807, beside him to his left resting against a firesurround is an almost identical club to this.
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