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Catalog Number Palm 00914
Artist Ferguson, Wayne
Artist Role Ceramicist
Title Tobacco Pipe Leaves (Todd Tobacco Warehouse)
Description Carved wooden walking stick with square main shaft consisting of eight rows of metal studs with each row consisting of two evenly spaced studs on each of the four sides. At the top of the square shaped shaft is an egg-like shape. Extending from that shape is the base of a tobacco plant extending into four tobacco leaves with each leaf measuring approximately 7" in length. Extending from the tobacco leaves is a pipe of approximately 11.5" in length. At the end of the pipe is a man's face carved into the bowl of the pipe. "Todd Tobacco" and "WF" is carved on the back side of the shaft of the walking stick.
Provenance Used to create the molds on the tree guards representing Todd Tobacco Warehouse at 700 West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dimensions H-48 W-4.5 inches
Material Metal/Wood
Medium Wood
Technique Carving
Location Metro Development Center, 444 S. Fifth Street, Sixth Floor, by appointment
Signed Name WF
Signature Location Left hand side of stick at base