Detailed Sewer Tile Bust of an African-American Man

March 5, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 177

Price Realized: $258.75

($225 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Glazed Sewer Tile Plaque of an African-American Man's Bust, Midwestern origin, late 19th or early 20th century, hand-modeled plaque in the form of an African-American man's bust with mustache, incised hair, and wrinkled forehead. Hollowed reverse. Original metal hanging loop on top of head. Exceptionally well-detailed. Small spots of wear. H (to top of loop) 5 3/4".

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