Lot # 48: Jean Gassiat Grand Piano Putter

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Desert Mountain Collection",
which ran from 8/30/2022 6:00 AM to
9/17/2022 8:00 PM

When this putter was first produced, it was referred to as the "Chantilly Putter," after Chantilly, France, the home of its inventor, the Marquis de Chasseloup-Loubat.  Jean Gassiat was the French golf professional who worked at Golf de Chantilly, in Chantilly, France. He was a champion golfer in his own right, defeating Harry Vardon in 1912 to win the French Open. Gassiat used the Chantilly putter as did others.

This example is marked "Jean Gassiat"  and was covered under a British registered design number issued in 1913. ("Made in England" is stamped on the sole in tiny letters next to the brass soleplate.) Most of the known Gassiat-style putters are not marked Gassiat. This one is.

The club has its original 34 1/4" shaft along with its original pistol grip, described in an October 31, 1913 Golf Illustrated review as an "extra thickness at the top for the use of the left hand."

This putter shows light use and remains in outstanding original condition.

TCA1 v2 p537

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