3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue

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3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue

3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue
In the 1880s the Williams’ were among the first artists to canoe down from Canada and sell their craft to the early Seattle curio shops. We are offering three (3) pieces by John T. The 1st totem is John’s earliest known work. Carved by a 10 year old boy (4th grader), it remained in the store owner’s possession for 41 years. The Silver Belle closed in 1980 (35yrs ago). John carved the 2nd totem in 1972 (he was 12). This totem also came out of the Silver Belle Estate. John brightly painted this totem and it measures about 15 3/4 tall. The store owner must have recognized the importance of this young carver because even though the totem was inventoried, and publically displayed in her store, it was NFS (not for sale). Or, a more likely scenario is that (beaming with pride) the 12yr old twinkle-eyed little boy gave his creation to the female store owner as a gift? We found the 3rd totem on the Kitsap Peninsula. It measures 8 1/4 tall and he carved it between the years of 1980 & 1990, while he was in his 20s and in his prime. NOTE : A well-respected leading expert on Pacific Northwest totems has contacted us and believes the smaller totem was actually carved by John’s brother, Stacey. It is our understanding that during the 1980s-90s the two brothers worked in tandum, carving and signing each others pieces. In this case Stacey probably carved it and John took it to a shop to sell? The shop owner wanted it signed so John quickly carved his name on the back. At least that’s the theory! He also confirmed, after speaking with the Williams family, that the Williams’ had a business relationship with The Silver Belle Art Gallery (closed in 1980). 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, an authentic Witch coven’s serving charger and an 1885 New York City “Sitting Bull” Cigar Store Indian are but a few of our most interesting pieces. Presidents, a Prime Minister and other Heads of State, Middle Eastern & European monarchs, museums, Hollywood celebrities, 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 “3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue” is in sale since Sunday, January 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Fetishes & Totems”. The seller is “theurbanarcheologist” and is located in Tracyton, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
3 JOHN WILLIAMS native american indian totem pole carving vtg seattle art statue

JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT

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JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT

JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT
JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT Hand Carved Thunderbird Cedar nuu-chah-nalth Tribal Family NW Vancouver Island Rare Set of 3. In the 1880s the Williams’ were among the first artists to canoe down from Canada and sell their craft to the early Seattle curio shops. We are offering three (3) pieces by the Williams: Ray, Barb, & John T. The 1st totem is one of John’s earliest known work; It is a stained 7-7/8 totem that was carved by a 10 year old boy (4th grader) and signed on back. The other two signatures are carved, and barb’s is stamped. Comes from private collection of longtime collector here locally in Portland, OR. Larger sculptures are in exceptional condition. Smaller piece by 10 year old John has age and display wear. Hand signed in pen is very rare. John’s totem measures: 7-7/8″ tall, 1-3/8″ wide, 1-1/4 depth (varying depth). Platform base is 2-7/8″ by 2-5/8″. Ray’s totem measures: 10-1/8″ tall, 9-5/8″ wing span, 1-3/8 depth. Platform is 2-1/4″ by 3-3/8″. Barb’s totem measures: 8-1/2″ tall, 8-3/8″ wing span, 1-3/4 depth. Platform is 2-1/8″ by 2-1/4″. I use a white backdrop in an effort to represent the item clearly, but colors can be slightly different in different lighting or objects may appear smaller/larger. Sometimes I can even get an item out the same day. I always offer the fastest method at the lowest price! Upgrading to a faster method is typically just a few more dollars. Items are always taken into consideration when being packaged- breakables or sensitive materials are bubble wrapped and sleeved or insulated in a box. Less sensitive items are usually wrapped and placed in a bubble-mailer or box. I do my best to describe items, but I can miss details. Ask questions and use the photos to supplement information I provide. I appreciate your time in fully reading this description! The item “JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT” is in sale since Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Fetishes & Totems”. The seller is “portlandpicker” and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
  • Tribal Affiliation: Nuu-Chah-Nalth
  • Featured Refinements: Totem Pole
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
  • Artisan: Williams

JOHN RAY BARB WILLIAMS Native American Indian Totem Pole Carving Seattle Art LOT

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