THANKS FOR VIEWING THIS ITEM! History according to previous owner: Circa 1887 terra cotta beggar boy holding a piece of bread from a hotel in San Francisco - This fascinating statue is believed to be a one-of-a-kind piece. Approximate measurements: 5' tall -- 20 wide. I would guess the weight of the beggar boy to be somewhere within the range of 30 to 50 pounds. My lack of camera skills do not do justice to this fabulously unique, charismatic, piece of Black Americana history.I also have different photo views of the statue if you would like to contact me about emailing them to you. Photo comments: On the full length front view photo (and any other pics that show his feet), there is a white spot on each foot at the ankle area - these are actually lighting reflections - same thing on his cheeks, forehead, neck, ear(s), etc. The base may appear greenish, but it is not. These are three minor issues considering the age and overall condition of the entire piece. Photo(s) with the tiny hole on his cheek may appear white due to the lighting shining into the hole, but the hole is actually the color of his face. There are also small areas here & there on the boy that a little color touchup could easily be done to enhance his appearance. Please view all areas of each photo carefully, including the utilization of the "zoom" option to enlarge your viewing experience, as they reflect any issues and are the dominant description. If you are unable to utilize the zoom feature, please contact me for details.
I have not enhanced photos in any way - only cropped and/or straightened. I make every effort when taking pictures to accurately reproduce the actual color & defects of the item offered, however, allowances must be made in regard to lighting, shades, hues, shadows, etc. Differences that may occur, despite my best efforts, are not considered to be justification to return an item.
Feel free to contact me regarding any questions or for the additional photos. (This item is located about an hour out of Nashville). The item "RARE ANTIQUE LIFE-SIZE TERRA COTTA BEGGAR BOY BLACK AMERICANA HISTORY SAN FRAN" is in sale since Sunday, June 04, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures". The seller is "sillbiz" and is located in Hendersonville, Tennessee.This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.