Pretty sure this is Wild Bill Hickok but who made it

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Kevolee, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Kevolee

    Kevolee Active Member

    IMG_4599.JPG IMG_4600.JPG IMG_4601.JPG IMG_4602.JPG IMG_4603.JPG IMG_4604.JPG Hi, I am pretty sure this is ceramic piece is Buffalo Bill Hickok but not totally certain. I would also like some help on figuring out who made the piece. There are no markings at all on it. It looks like maybe it was a top to a jar or bottle, but the bottom is not the most even either. It stands around 6.5 inches tall. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
     
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Hum... That doesn't look like Western dress. And he's holding a pipe. He's a cigar smoker in this photo.

    Debora

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  3. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Given the pipe, possibly a tobacco jar (sans jar, he looks like a double amputee):

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  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Clever you! It's the lid to a tobacco jar!

    Debora
     
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  6. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    I found a couple similar pieces (painted/enameled) that say they are by Bernard Bloch but don't show the mark. One that isn't identified has a mark that could be BB for Bernard Bloch though I can't be sure. You might want to look that direction.

    https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/44255703_seated-cavalier-figural-tobacco-jar-terracotta
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    https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6186372_97-victorian-figural-pottery-tobacco-jar-seated-man-o
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    https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/41075507_figural-tobacco-jar

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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Wonder what the uniform signifies. Cape and bandolier. A game keeper perhaps? Certainly not a "cavalier." Anyone know?

    Debora
     
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  8. Kevolee

    Kevolee Active Member

     
  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid wishing isn't going to make that figure Wild Bill Hickok. It's a version of the figure on this Victorian German tobacco jar. Not an American character.

    Debora

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