19th Century Tobacco advertising figure
A rare example of a late 19th Century hand carved tobacco shop advertising figure in the form of an Arab gentleman. This fragment is mounted to an ebonised pine display, The figure has its original metal mount hooks still attached at the rear, from which it would have hung in a store. Traces of paint in section as shown. Even with its losses this figure is highly decorative and very sculptural.
Size in inches approx.: H 32” x W 7” x D 7”
Date: 1870 - 1880
This item is over 100 years old and shows loss in detail, its presented as a fragment as shown but all the sections are firmly in place. Both arms have missing sections, the feet are not present, and the face has a natural split running down the centre.
We strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections are unclear to avoid disappointment upon purchase.
For multiple years we have sold antique items globally, please expect our items to show relevant age and natural wear, Items are only restored due to breaks and major loss, and we always stipulate this in our condition report.
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