Leather caddie

This beautiful man-sized caddie with bag and sticks, dressed in moody brown leather, fully meets the description in Vanity of Vanities from 1917 by Jeanne Reyneke van Stuwe:

“They both laughed as they went to the vast field, where some of the Egmond grooms, serving as caddies, were waiting, with the great leather bags in which the golf clubs: the drivers, the bulgers, the niblicks, the putters, the spoons, the mashies, the lofters, the brassies, the cleeks, and whatever else the instruments indispensable to golf may be called.”

On loan from Robin and Odette Kramp-Goossens.