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Statuette of Blacksmith

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Patinated metal
DATES ca. 1867
DIMENSIONS 10 15/16 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (27.8 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On base near proper left foot: "K MULLER 1867"; on back of anvil: "MANUF / BY / N MULLER / PATENT; on bottom: "N MULLER / N.Y. 528"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
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CAPTION Karl L. H. Mueller (American, born Germany, 1820-1887). Statuette of Blacksmith, ca. 1867. Patinated metal, 10 15/16 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (27.8 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 1992.163.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1992.163.1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "The Blacksmith" (figure), white metal with brown patination. Blacksmith stands on circular base with tools scattered at his feet, leaning against an anvil draped with a coat. Bearded figure wears a hat, shirtsleeves and leather apron and is lighting a pipe with a rod. CONDITION: Patination worn. Pipe stem probably replaced.
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Statuette of Blacksmith