1996 Hand Carved Polychrome Painted Primitive Folk Art Bull by Menno
Description: A beautiful wood carved and polychrome painted primitive American Folk Art bull. The flat carving shows a bovine bull standing on a green colored flat base. The bull has a mouth and a nose that are detailed with impressed lines. The bull also has eyes that are also impressed and are painted in white with a black center. The bull is colored in two tones of brown. The bull has no horns, but because it has no udder we are confident it is meant to be a bull. Just a very interesting and highly decorative primitive carving. The bull is affixed to the base with what we believe is glue, which have been painted over. Please carefully view the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Purchased in an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania, made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Size and Weight: Base measures ~6 1/4" by ~2 1/2", and is ~5 1/8" high, and the bull itself is ~3/16" wide. The piece weighs about 3 ounces.
Marks: Marked on the bottom with black ink "1996 Folk Art; USA; By Menno" and has a heart in the center.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and colorful piece of Americana. This is a beautiful and solid piece of wood carving. A definite beauty, which deserves a prominent spot in any folk art wood carvings collection.
Condition: The carving is in excellent condition with no cracks, repairs, or loss to the coloring. There are some spots where the artist did not fully cover the wood with paint. Additionally, the piece has a few minor scratches and bumps, which are difficult to see. All of these issues do not distract from the beauty and quality of the piece. Please see photos to appreciate condition and beauty of this great piece of American folk art.
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