🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Figure..metal, wearing stockings, handle, upturned collar, Victorian looking

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Hi all,

This was found in a dump pit in New England with other items found being from the late 1880s to early 1900s. Any clue what this might be?

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What about them claws and cowboy boots?:laughing7: You know,there was one very similar to that on here a while back that I believe was IDed as a Cracker Jack prize.That one seems to have some additional parts added.
The hair looks rather curly and the lips wide..wondered if It was ethnic related…
 
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This one is certainly a challenge. Have you tried to make a paper rubbing of this figure? That might help clear up the details from the background. I've been trying to look at individual items of clothing. Shoes look 1800s, maybe earlier? I have seen depictions of soldiers and people of higher social status wearing those baggy pants with stripes or ribbed stitching. Really looking forward to this ID. Looks like it was cast and then welded to the ring and "hasp", so there are likely to be others if that's the case.
 
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This piece is definitely interesting Underwonder. :thumbsup:

To me, it almost looks like a fantasy piece that someone has cobbled together using bits and pieces they had in their workshop. The loop at the top looks to be an old drawer handle (furniture hardware). Based on the decoration on the face, the piece on the bottom looks to be an old keyhole escutcheon plate from a chest. The figure in the middle strikes me as being an old printing plate. :icon_scratch:

Great save, this will make for a nice display,
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What about them claws and cowboy boots?:laughing7: You know,there was one very similar to that on here a while back that I believe was IDed as a Cracker Jack prize.That one seems to have some additional parts added.
I thought it looked like he was wearing shoes, knee socks…the kind held up with buckles…and knicker type pants?
 
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This one is certainly a challenge. Have you tried to make a paper rubbing of this figure? That might help clear up the details from the background. I've been trying to look at individual items of clothing. Shoes look 1800s, maybe earlier? I have seen depictions of soldiers and people of higher social status wearing those baggy pants with stripes or ribbed stitching. Really looking forward to this ID. Looks like it was cast and then welded to the ring and "hasp", so there are likely to be others if that's the case.
Thanks. I was with the woman who found this, so I can ask for a rubbing for details. I was curious why the handle looking part had grooves in it too.
 
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