Sign In to see what this sold for


View other auctions from Showtime Auction Services.

Similar Items

Lot 1025

Zinc Cigar Store Indian

View Catalog

Description

Zinc Cigar Store Figure by Wm Demuth, NY. This exact figure is listed in Demuth's 1875 catalog as "Indian Maiden" and was offered for sale at that time for $40. Demuth came up with the idea of casting these metal figures in 1868 and continued producing them through the 1890's. Demuth's idea for zinc figures saw an advantage in leaving them out in the weather, paint would last longer, and the figure would not check or crack like wood. Being heavier than wood, they would also be less susceptible to theft. Demuth exhibited his figures in the 1869 Fair of the American Institute, and, as such was the first art exhibition of show figures and cigar store Indians ever held in the United States. Some minor paint loss. Original wood feathers and replacement wood base. 74 Inches tall overall.

Buyer's Premium

20%

Estimate $20,000 – $35,000
Starting Bid $5,000
live auction started on
Us Auction
6:00 AM - Apr 13, 2013
Ended
Auctioneer
Showtime Auction Services

Contact

22619 Monterey Dr
Woodhaven, MI 48183
United States


ASK AUCTIONEER A QUESTION