Worn Soccer Ball Enamel Mug
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The black & white hexagon soccer ball design has become an unofficial symbol of the game since its introduction in 1970, replicated literally hundreds of times by various ball manufacturers around the world. This particular ball has a superb patina which suggests it was well used in either training or games or both.
Classic shaped mug perfect for coffee, tea & other beverages; lightweight, shatterproof & easy to clean. Not suitable for microwave.
- Enamel mug
- Designed and made in Australia
- Not suitable for microwaves
About Sporting Nation
Based in Melbourne, sporting Nation showcases photo art products from many of Australia's most popular past times from the 1960's - '90's.
Under the banners of Fabric of Football, Slow Cricket, Wooden Tennis and Best of the Rest, the products combine fine art and contemporary design aesthetics with Australian sporting heritage, celebrating specific aspects of each sport from this golden era.
The inanimate objects featured in the photographs are, (to the artist's mind at least), 'ornaments to their game'. Forever in the shade of the athletes who used them to great & not so great effect, these pieces of vintage sports equipment with their well-worn patinas suggesting countless hours of use, are finally getting their moment in the sun.
A combination of discards scavenged from op shops and treasures retained by their former masters, each piece is a fond reminder of the integral role sport played across Australia in the '60's - '90's & for many will evoke memories of the games, the experiences & the people they themselves encountered on the field of play.