Overall: 37 x 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 94 x 36.8 x 29.2 cm )
Figure of a Scotsman with a snuff pouch in left hand.
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.
Gift of Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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