Vintage Vaughn Kendrick Indian Chief Statue
Lot #98

Prior Lake, MN

This Lot is:


Mon, Nov 11, 2019 7:25pm CST

High Bidder: #314929

Current Bid:


Next Required Bid: $46.01

Shipping: Yes
Online Payment: Yes
Location / Contact:
18088 Pandora Blvd, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: 612-298-8901

Lot Description: Stunning figure with wonderful detail. Condition is very good. Colors are vibrant. 19" tall. Marked "Universal Statuary Corp Chicago, 1973, 298 (see pics Found online: The Universal Statuary Corporation of Chicago was started by the Lucchesi family who began producing traditional Italian type designs out of plaster / chalkware around late 1930's to early 1940's…THE UNIVERSAL STATUARY CORPORATIONS' STABLE OF ARTISTS Most of the artists who were employed (stabled) by Universal were immigrants brought here to create pieces solely for the company. None of the artists really had a name outside of Universal… There was "Boni" who did several of the 50's-60's items including "Roman Grape Girls" figurines, "Last Supper" wall plaque and others. Many of the things “Boni” did sold for 20-30 years. Another artist was Vaughn Kendrick He was a Chicago native and worked for the Universal Statuary Corporationin the 1960s and 70s. Best known for his Cowboys and Indians he was also responsible for creating other figures, like the 1961 Cat, The brother/sister pair and many others. There are artist signatures on some of the pieces Universal produced and none on others as I think Universal tried to keep their artist’s names out of the spotlight for proprietary reasons. Universal was never known for promoting any of its artists'. Universal made a concerted effort to copyright all of their designs and actively enforced them.The dates found on their pieces are copyright dates not dates of production. Their production volume was not large in the overall picture of things in those days... Universal knew exactly what their place was in the market and would produce items demanded by their Jobber Customer's for their own resale needs. Most items were produced in the hundreds (not thousands) and are becoming very popular among collectors today.

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Mon, Nov 11, 2019
10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Auction Closing:

Mon, Nov 11, 2019
07:10 pm


Tue, Nov 12, 2019
09:30 am - 06:00 pm

Bidding Increments:

Bid Range Minimum Increment
$0.01 - $75.00$1.00
$75.01 - $150.00$5.00
$150.01 - $250.00$10.00
$250.01 - $500.00$25.00
$500.01 - $1,000.00$50.00
$1,000.01 - $5,000.00$75.00
$5,000.01 - $50,000.00$100.00
$50,000.01 - $75,000.00$250.00
$75,000.01 - $100,000.00$500.00
$100,000.01 - $2,500,000.00$1,000.00

Hammer Price TierBuyer's PremiumCap
$0.00 - $4,999.99 13.00%
$5,000.00 - infinity 10.00%$1,000.00

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Manager: Mark Cooper

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18088 Pandora Blvd
Prior Lake
MN, 55372

Phone: 612-298-8901

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Bid History

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