Lot 631: Charles Russell bronze, Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo

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January 25, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, US
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Description: Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926) bronze figural group, "Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo", depicting a Native American man with pipe and upturned gaze, sitting before a buffulo skull. Mounted on a black marble base. Impressed signature, "CM Russell" and the intials "RBW" for Roman Bronze Works. 5"H x 8 1/4" L. Provenance: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.
Condition Report: Bronze overall very good condition. Some slight chipping to marble base.
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