CALIFORNIA FOLK ART DECORATED LEATHER ADVERTISING DICE CUP, marked "Try - This - For - Luck / Geo. Ludwig / [Boot] & [Shoe] Maker / Str / Napa / Cal" with image of boot and shoe. Hand stitched and stamped "George Ludwig / ? County, Cal." to underside of base. Narrow horizontal slightly recessed band at base of unknown purpose, possibly original, possibly a loss. Excellent uncleaned original surface with warm patina. Late 19th/early 20th century. 3 5/8" H, 2 1/4" D rim.
Catalogue Note: Langley's San Francisco Directory for 1895 lists George Ludwig as a shoemaker with an establishment at 2007 1/2 Fillmore Street.
Very good condition with light expected usage wear.