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Scotsman

Object Number: 
1938.322
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Wood, painta
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 x 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 94 x 36.8 x 29.2 cm )
Description: 
Figure of a Scotsman with a snuff pouch in left hand.
Gallery Label: 
Carved wooden tobacco shop figures were mass-produced in the U.S. in the last half of the 19th century. Individual craftsmen typically worked for manufacturing firms. There were several major manufacturers producing as many as 300 figures a year. The "Scottish Highlander" figure was typically associated with snuff.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group