The Buffalo Hunt
The Meriden Britannia Company (now the International Silver Company) commissioned Theodore Baur to create The Buffalo Hunt in order to commemorate the Philadelphia Centennial of 1876. The work was later exhibited at several other major exhibitions around the country, and the Meridian Company offered it as a regular catalog item between 1876 and 1886. It was also cast in a smaller 6 1/2 inch version, and the buffalo was cast as a 4 1/2 inch silver paperweight. A silver and gold plated version of this sculpture is in the collection of the White House.
This is one of the recasts that was commissioned by the Baur family to raise money for the purchase of original Remington bronzes, which were later placed in museums. 100 were made, sold for $20,000 each to raise the money for the Remington originals.
This item is #55 of 100.
Dimensions are approximate: 21 inches tall on a 32 x 20 marble base.
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