19th Century Black Ameriana Smoking Johnny Griffin Tobacco Leaf Bronze Wall Plaque
Wonderful and rare, 19th to early 20th century Bronze Black Americana Wall Plaque decorative accent of a character known as Johnny Griffin. This wonderfully detailed tobacco field, southern collectible is highly detailed and features a high, sculptural image of a young Black Boy mounted on a tobacco leaf. The fine details are incredible, including the boys face, varigated leaf edge, veins and stem. This piece is unsigned, but an obvious piece of quality bronze sculpture and workmanship. I have another listed from the same collection that is a bronze dore and shows the man with a cigar in his mouth. Wonderful Black Americana collectible and display.
CONDITION: The condition is excellent. There is no damage or repairs. It does appear to need a bit of a cleaning if that is how you like your bronze and the screw that is holding the boys sculptural bust has been replaced.
SIZE: Very large, measuring 8 inches high x 5 inches wide.