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Pair of Large Papier-mache Tiger Advertising Figures

Auction:
2509
Lot:
901
Sold for:
$5,925$5,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Large Papier-mache Tiger Advertising Figures, America, first quarter 20th century, life-like full-body figures posed in a snarling crouched position, mounted on platforms inscribed "LEARBURY TIGER," the figures probably made for the Learbury Clothiers, a men's clothier located in Syracuse, New York, for store display or parades, reportedly made by Old King Cole Displays Inc., Canton, Ohio, accompanied by the two original packing cases marked "Handle With Care/This Box Contains Learbury Fashion Display," ht. 30, wd. 29, lg. 76 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Syracuse, Old King Cole Displays Inc., Ohio, Cole

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