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This is an impressively large yet supple silk created in 1899 to announce the Feb. 6 fight in London between Ted Marlow and Tom Ireland for 300 British Pounds. Very delicate style with attractive coloring, measures 29" x 33". In surprisingly nice shape considering its intended use, size and material, there are just a couple small spots in the upper right where the fabric is a little threadbare but it's minor and not a serious detraction. Maybe more importantly are numerous small pieces of white tape (presumably from a previous framing effort) along the outer edges. More-than half of the pieces of tape that were originally on it have been removed leaving a somewhat "tacky" feel to the surface there but as you can likely see in the accompanying image it affects only the very outer edges. Extraordinary piece with excellent display qualities from well over 100 years ago!
1899 Ted Marlow vs. Tom Ireland Oversized Boxing Silk
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