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Possibly used as a trade symbol or a countertop figure to promote a business – perhaps a candlemaker’s – in which case it may have been commissioned by a business owner from a craftsman. Later, in the 1800s, such figurines, often depicting American Indians, were used by tobacconists or cigar stores in America.
A related carved and painted figure, carrying a gun with working flintlock mechanism from a gunsmith’s, is illustrated in James Ayres’s ‘British Folk Art’ (Carter Nash Cameron Limited, 1977), p.16.
|Height||38.00 cm||(14.96 inches)|
|Width||16.50 cm||(6.50 inches)|
|Depth||17.75 cm||(6.99 inches)|
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