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Collectible Native American Indian Chief Statue

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Artfully crafted by Universal Statuary Corp. circa 1966 this collectible Native American Indian statue will look great in any western setting or as an educational accessory for children. Although this piece shows age appropriate wear, it has striking details. Would look great on any table, stand or shelf. Measures: 10 3/8" H x 6 3/4" W x 4 3/4" D Universal Statuary Corp. was an American, Chicago-based, statue manufacturer.[1] Jack and Leo Lucchesi were brothers that founded the Universal Statuary Corp in the 1930s. Jack ran the business, Leo ran production. The company produced piggy banks, plaques and (by the late 1930s) large store displays, including Indian statues for western themed restaurants. In the 1950s, they produced chalkware lamps, usually featuring paired male and female figures, and other home decor that is widely collected today. The company employed many immigrant artisans to design the chalkware and plaster figures and produce the statues, lamps, home decor pieces and display advertising figures. Jack's wife was from Guatemala. Universal made a concerted effort to bring Italian and Guatemalan immigrants to America and help them out. Universal was also famous for the contract work performed for Sears, Wards and many big advertising firms for their unique 'Point Of Sale' displays and promotions.[2] Contents 1 1950s-1970s 2 Family sells business 3 References 4 External links 1950s-1970s Universal began in a multi-story Chicago Ave. where they made mostly plaster / chalk ware products. In the 1950s they moved to a new second single story building located on Ogden Ave., where they began working with experimental composites. There they transitioned from chalkware to resins and came up with a material "FiberClad InFrangible", and guaranteed it would not break or chip.[2] The company employed plastic in the 1970s.[3].

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.38 in. (26.37 cm)Width: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)Depth: 4.75 in. (12.07 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1966
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Signs of age appropriate wear.
  • Seller Location
    Arles, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4082123100542

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Arles, France
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