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After Viola Norman (American, 1889-1935) Bronze Figure of a Chow

Auction: Discovery - 3077TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: February 15, 2018 10:00AM


After Viola Norman (American, 1889-1935)

Bronze Figure of a Chow, standing on a rectangular stepped plinth, inscribed to base "His Highness Timmy," and "Mrs. Calvin Coolidge's dog Tiny Tim," signed, ht. 8 in.
Estimate $300-400

Plaque inscribed "The original clay was modeled from photograph of Mrs. Calvin Cooldige's (sic) Chow Tiny Tim and his twin brother Wyo-ming being a composite of these two great Chows. To Bill and Gladys Utzinger Christmas 1930 Dean Gillespie." Condition: Some signs of wear and rubbing to bronze overall, nicks on hardstone plinth.

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Viola Norman