VERY RARE STANDING ARTICULATED FIGURE OF UNCLE SAM, ATTRIBUTED TO MECHANICAL ADVERTISING COMPANY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1900
VERY RARE STANDING ARTICULATED FIGURE OF UNCLE SAM, ATTRIBUTED TO MECHANICAL ADVERTISING COMPANY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1900
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VERY RARE STANDING ARTICULATED FIGURE OF UNCLE SAM, ATTRIBUTED TO MECHANICAL ADVERTISING COMPANY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1900

Estimate: 10,000 - 20,000 USD

VERY RARE STANDING ARTICULATED FIGURE OF UNCLE SAM, ATTRIBUTED TO MECHANICAL ADVERTISING COMPANY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1900

Estimate: 10,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

VERY RARE STANDING ARTICULATED FIGURE OF UNCLE SAM, ATTRIBUTED TO MECHANICAL ADVERTISING COMPANY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1900


with original paint, original cotton and wool clothing with brass button.

Height 25 ½ in. by Width 7 in. by Depth 4 in.

Condition Report

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Cataloguing

Provenance

John C. Newcomer, Harper's Ferry, West Virginia;

David A. Schorsch, Greenwich, Connecticut;

Private Virginia Collection;

David A. Schorsch - Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut.

Catalogue Note

A closely related example from the collection of Michael Del Castello is illustrated by Martha Longenecker in American Expressions of Liberty: Art of the People, By the People, For the People, (San Diego, CA: Minge International Museum, 1996), p. 3.

Sculptural Fantasy: The Important American Folk Art Collection of Stephen and Petra Levin
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