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    A Superb Meerschaum Pipe Bowl Depicting a Black Slave, By a Known Hand. This nuanced portrait is of a slave with an anguished expression and a rope around his neck. Rendered with exquisite detail, it was carved by Gustav Fischer, Sr. (1847-1937), an Austrian-born artisan who was educated at the Vienna Arts Academy. Fischer moved to Boston in 1893 where he opened a shop in which he sold his hand carved pipes with African American subjects. 3.875" tall and 4" in length. It is in beautiful condition, the interior charred from being smoked. An extremely accomplished and moving sculpture.


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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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