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    In the Manner of S. A. Robb

    American Handcarved Cigar Store Indian It was the American Indian who first brought tobacco to the white settlers. Much later, that same colorfully-dressed Indian could be seen beckoning patrons into cigar stores. Much in the manner of classic Cigar Store Indian maker Samuel Robb, this statue features the colorful headdress, a bear-claw necklace with central medallion, and the fringed skirt for which Robb was so well known. In his right hand he holds the traditional cigars, almost as if offering them to you. The polychrome paint seems to be quite early, if not original. There is a repair to the Indian's left hand, which may have held something other than the current stock of cigars. So very detailed are his features that you feel you are in the presence of a great Indian chief. Although in need of cleaning and restoration, the colors are still vibrant and one can easily appreciate the imagination it took to create this nostalgic, iconic American image. Evocative of simpler times long past. Please view this lot on our website for a series of additional photos that will allow detailed examination and evaluation of its condition.
    Base: Height 5.5", Width 16", Depth 20.5"
    Indian: Headress to toes 75.5", Left hand to back - depth 24", Elbow to elbow - width 20".

    Paint shows crazing, left hand has damage. Rub marks, scratches and paint discoloration prominent. In "as found" condition. This lot requires 3rd party shipping.




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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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