Demuth Tobacconist's Figure - Zinc Indian

Demuth Zinc Cigar Store Indian

Wm. Demuth & Co. Zinc Cigar Store Figure, "Indian Hunter" model. Rare with rifle, this version of Demuth's Indian Hunter (No. 70 in Demuth's 1875 Catalogue) stands wearing a fringed tunic over fringed leggings, a cape over his shoulders, and a feathered headdress. The figure holds a rifle in his right hand with his knife and pipe at the ready. Old, though not original, paint. The price for such a figure in 1875 is listed in the Catalogue as $80. 
66" tall with the base and 22" wide. 

Literature: Zinc Sculpture in America 1850-1950, by Carol A. Grissom, page 154.

Brian Lebel's High Noon Auction, Jan 24, 2015
SOLD $23,000