This shapely c. 1875 putter was made by James Anderson. Anderson was once the best golfer in the world, winning the British Open 3 times in succession, in 1877, 1878, and 1879. He was also a talented clubmaker as can be seen in this shapely example of his work. Notice how the lines of the face, the crown, the toe, the neck, and the entire perimeter of the head are all graceful and balanced.
This club has been used but remains solid and attractive in its original finish with its original horn and lead. The 37 1/2" shaft is stamped "Forgan and Son, St. Andrews" and has an old sheepskin grip. This is likely a reshaft that occurred when the club was in use. The head measures 5 3/8" long, 1 15/16" wide, and 1" in face depth. Such a shallow face depth is a nice feature more often found on featherball clubs made prior to the early 1850s.