Grouping of three (3) American figural pipe bowls. 1st item: 19th century terracotta figural or caricature pipe bowl depicting the New York philanthropist Peter Cooper, made by August Peyrau. Incised on the underside "A Peyrau/NY 5 ", along with other illegible writing. 2 1/2" H x 2 1/2" L. Circa 1883. Note: A. Peyrau was a French immigrant living in New York City who, around 1883, "made a series of terracotta pipe bowls, bizarre, yet comedic, caricature heads of period personages as PT Barnum, Joseph Pulitzer, and "Boss" Tweed" (source: Edwin Atlee Barber, Pottery and Porcelain of the United States, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893). 2nd item: 19th century terracotta figural or caricature pipe bowl depicting a gentleman with a long, pointed beard. Incised on the underside "D. D. Alley/NY/1895". 3 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W. 3rd item: Folk art carved wood figural pipe bowl depicting a male with a large nose. Unsigned. 2 1/2" H x 1 3/4" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Chip to one side of bowl, overall general wear. 2nd item: Chip to upper lip, fleabites to eyebrows. 3rd item: Light general wear, overall very good condition.
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