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Miscellaneous, Folk Art, Native American Bust, HIAWATA, Tobacco Advertising, Mid 20th Century, 810

Start a conversation with a piece of Americana Folk Art

This antique bust is certain to be a conversation starter. Dating to 1910, this piece was originally set on a store counter and was charged with advertising tobacco products. A classic piece of folk art from the era, this chalk-ware bust of"HIAWATA"  has a handsome countenance and dons a banded bear claw trade necklace. The scrolled cartouche has his name engraved and is accented with a tomahawk and a long gun.

  • artist: unknown
  • affiliation: tobacco advertising
  • hallmarks: "HIAWATA"
  • materials: polychrom chalk-ware
  • measurements: 13 1/2"
  • freight to be determined
  • 1910
    • vintage condition
    • abrasions and surface wear commensurate with age
    • dust accumulations throughout
    • minor chips
    • wear from use

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