Lot 826 View Catalog
groundhog seated on book and holding a candle, stick stamped under base "OF ONE HUNDRED COPIES MADE THIS IS NO-63", patinated bronze, inscribed "Ernest Thompson Seton [paw print] J.L. Clark Modeller/Rofant Club Cleveland 1903", foundry stamp in base "Tiffany Studios/New York", designed by Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946), sculpted by James Lippitt Clark (New York, 1883-1969), 8-3/4 in. Green over brown patination, wax accretion. Provenance: The Estate of the Late Parker B. Poe to Benefit the Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, Georgia The Rowfant Club was an exclusive bibliophilic organization of men established in 1892 in Cleveland, Ohio. Each year members were required to come to the convocation bearing a candlestick. In 1903, this candlestick was distributed at Christmas to Club members. Ernest Thompson Seton is best known as founder of the Woodcraft Indians and a founding pioneer of the Boys Scouts of America, serving as its first Chief Scout, 1910-1915.