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Mon, Jun 5, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 288

Peter M. Fillerup (1953-1916) Large Bronze Chief

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
This is an exceedingly rare and large original bronze sculpture titled, “Washakie” by renowned artist Peter Fillerup (American, 1953-1916). The original bronze sculpture work of art features a Northern Plains Native American Chief in full headdress, standing holding a spear and is signed Peter Fillerup 1999 3/20. Peter M. Fillerup (September 4, 1953 - August 2016) was an American sculptor from Cody, Wyoming. He was trained by Utah sculptor Avard Fairbanks. He designed a sculpture of Porter Rockwell, who served on the Council of Fifty, as well as lighting fixtures for 20 LDS temples, including the Payson Utah Temple and the Lima Peru Temple. In 1997, he designed the Hilda Erickson Memorial Statue, a public statue in memory of all American pioneers in Grantsville, Utah. The artist is immensely renowned for his standing Native American bronze sculptures and bronze chandeliers depicting the West. The condition of this bronze is good sculpture is good with no obvious signs of damage and shows good overall condition. For sale reference of Peter’s bronze sculptures see the bronze sculpture titled, “Fanning A Twister – Steamboat” sold by Jackson Hole Art Auction in 2013 for $14,400 (w/ bp). The measurements of this bronze sculpture is 31" x 13" x 14".