Beautiful antique bronze inkwell of renowned Native American chief Crazy Horse on a green marble base signed C. Kauba. This powerful bronze inkwell was designed by the world famous artist Carl Kauba (1865–1922). Carl (Karl) Kauba was an Austrian sculptor of Western American bronzes, specializing in Native Americans. Born in Vienna, Austria, Kauba became a well-known early 20th century sculptor of Indian and other western figures. Kauba was the pupil of Carl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz in Austria. He traveled widely in the American West, sketching and modeling, about 1895. He returned to Vienna where his Western bronzes, mostly of Indians, but also of other figures of a vanishing way of life, were cast for the American market between 1895 and 1912.
This finely crafted bronze sculpture depicts a Native American chief Crazy Horse. The Amerindian is dressed in ornamented clothing and wears a headdress with long feathers. He looks to be presenting a peace pipe. Country of Origin – Austria, c 1900 Solid cast bronze. Marble base. Artist’s signature “C. Kauba” on the base of chief’s bust. Mint condition.
Dimensions: 19″W x 11″D x 8.5″H