SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux

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SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux

SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux
Samuel Anderson Robb (18511928). A Young Sitting Bull. Life-size Cigar Store Indian Countertop Store Display. Pictured here next to a standard size 19th century tobacco humidor. Early American folk art at it’s very finest. He was d esigned to sit on the counter, just left of the register, frightening little children with his menacing glance while their fathers chatted with the clerk! Stands about 17 tall. We are attributing the carving to Samuel A. Robb of New York City who is best known for his cigar store indian & circus carvings. Art historians authenticate paintings by the artist’s brush strokes and this same technique can be applied to wood carvers. Search online for the super clear, magnified images of Robb’s Santa Claus (carved in 1923) and compare the painting & carving styles. The eyebrow carving and the eyebrow painting are nearly identical (one with white paint, one with black). Same with the carved sharp-edged eyelids identical! And compare Santa’s long flowing beard to this bust’s long flowing head of hair identical! Compare the dent in the cheek (pic 3 above) to those on the back of Santa’s arm. Also, this paint is raw/rough, identical to his Santa. Both carvings were spared a century of outdoor abuse and the original paint shows no signs of aging. This is best seen in the rough textured brown paint on Santa’s belt which is identical to the rough textured browns on this bust. Do the same with Robb’s Lord Dundreary (carved 1880). Find the online images that can be magnified and compare side by side with this bust. Compare how the pupils of the eyes are painted. Also, the sharp-detailing in Dundreary’s long flowing hair, most notably the identical center-hair-part found on the back of Lord Dundreary’s head. Keep in mind that Lord Dundreary’s hair is not quite as’sharp’ because it’s had several added coats of paint, this bust has just its one, original coat of paint, as it left the artist’s studio. Again, with Robb’s “Jack Tar” and “Baseball Player Show Figure”: compare hair carving and the sharp cut of the eye lids. As with most antiques, the bottom is the best way to authenticate an object. We have yet to compare the bottom of this bust with a confirmed Robb carving but they should have similar bottoms (pic 10 above). The finest trade carvings are animated and this scary fellow is. He follows you around the room! We would argue that this is the finest cigar store indian ever to reach a public market! The 19th century Yellowstone geyser painting seen in the photo above was painted on a large, rare cigar box lid in the late 1800s by an early American explorer. A five pound sterling silver ” Bug Basket ” from Buckingham Palace, the most-prized possession of the last reigning monarch of The Kingdom of Hawai’i, an artifact from The White House and Porcellian Club (the birthplace of Facebook) and the first man to the moon’s first appearance in Space are but a few of our most interesting pieces. Presidents, a Prime Minister and other Heads of State, Middle Eastern & European monarchs, museums, movie stars, billionaire software & oil tycoons and the World’s leading interior decorators & designers. The best way to view our store is by’highest prices first’. The item “SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux” is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Non-Native American Crafts”. The seller is “theurbanarcheologist” and is located in Tracyton, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg tobacco antique native american sioux

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SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor

SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor

SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor
Samuel Anderson Robb (18511928). Indian Warrior Circa 1885. Life-size Cigar Store Indian Countertop Store Display. Pictured here next to a standard size 19th century tobacco humidor. Early American folk art at it’s very finest. We are attributing the carving to Samuel A. Robb of New York City who is best known for his cigar store indian & circus carvings. Red, white & blue. Cigar-shaped braids identify him as American Plains Indian. Chief Sitting Bull was one of the most photographed people in the World. Those photos (always with both braids forward) were most certainly the inspiration for this bust: Sitting Bull, the fierce young warrior, as he would have appeared at the battle of Little Bighorn. Because of Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull went on to become the Star of a circus, Buffalo Bill’s. The bigger-than-life, cigar smoking, Buffalo Bill Cody was the ultimate entrepreneur and boxes of Buffalo Bill, Col. Most notably through New York City’s Foster-Hilson & Co. Located on the same island and just 3miles from the workshop of Samuel A. O riginal paint, as it left the artist’s studio. Online you can view close-ups of Robb’s Lord Dundreary and it’s a close match to this carving, the hair, etc, though ours, with his eyes full of life, menacing scowl and carved hairy eyebrows is far superior. But what most separates this carving from his Lord Dundreary, and all other trade carvings, is that they were given fresh coats of paint each year, losing the detailed carving. The original studio paint sets ours apart from all others (Santa aside). A tobacciana /circus crossover and true historic figure, superior carving and original paint: surely one of finest & most important Cigar Store Indians ever to reach a public market. Remarkable condition with minor dings and minor wear to the paint. Measures about 16 1/2 tall. The stash box/humidor is shallow at about 1 1/2 deep. We can meet anywhere in the greater Puget Sound area. There were a small number of late 19th century, 2nd generation, trade-figure carvers that could have carved this bust. Of those carvers, Robb stands out as the most logical choice. Original paint is unheard-of, Robb’s Santa is a rare exception. And again, around the eyes our piece is far superior. 1895 or Wilhelm C. Robb apprenticed under both. Another possibility is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Sitting Bull toured with Buffalo Bill in 1885 but, out of respect for Custer’s widow, Buffalo Bill didn’t start reenacting the Battle of Little Bighorn (the death of Custer scene) until 1888. The Mercer Museum holds a weathered-outdoor Buffalo Bill’cigar store indian’ and that carving very-much resembles our bust in that it is also. Were they carved as a set? The Mercer believes their carving stood in front of a Philadelphia tobacco shop during Buffalo Bill’s. Pennsylvania tour in 1899 and are attributing the carving to one of three carvers: Samuel H. Sailor, James Brown or Francis Jacob Deker. Did our carving sit on the interior counter of that same store? The 19th century Yellowstone geyser painting seen in the photo above is not included in this sale. It was painted in 1885 by an early American explorer on a very large & rarest cigar box lid. A five pound sterling silver ” Bug Basket ” from Buckingham Palace, the most-prized possession of the last reigning monarch of The Kingdom of Hawai’i, an artifact from The White House and Porcellian Club (the birthplace of Facebook), the first man to the moon’s 1st appearance in Space and an authentic Witch coven’s serving charger are but a few of our most interesting pieces. Presidents, a Prime Minister and other Heads of State, Middle Eastern & European monarchs, museums, movie stars, billionaire software & oil tycoons and the World’s leading interior decorators & designers. The best way to view our store is by’highest prices first’. The item “SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor” is in sale since Friday, April 14, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tobacciana\Cigars\Other Cigar Collectibles”. The seller is “wetinwashington” and is located in Tracyton, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
SITTING BULL cigar store indian statue vtg native american tobacco totem humidor