Indian Locomotive Ornament
American, mid-19th c.
Sheet metal, iron, polychrome paint.
Untouched original condition, some paint loss.
Provenance: Garfield Jones Antiques, Sheffield, MA, 1968. Cobb Family, Cleveland, Ohio, 2019.
A rare and iconic figural piece of American folk art. Once mounted atop a locomotive engine presumably from a short-line servicing the Hudson River based on provenance. This example has survived in remarkable condition retaining most of its original paint.
Dimensions: 17”h, 13”w, 1 ¾”d (wall mount)
Item ID: FA-SO 099