1983 Carved and Painted Wood Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art Distelfink Signed A. Kohr Southeastern Pennsylvania
Description: A nice primitive folk art small carved solid wood sculpture in the form of a Distelfink bird standing on a domed base. The body of the bird is maroon with the wings having a yellow-brown decoration. The tail and the neck of the bird is colored with the yellow-brown coloring with maroon decoration. The bird's head is maroon with its beak being yellow and its eye yellow with a black center. The bird is looking backwards. The body shows no detail except for a general shape of the wings, head, and tail. The piece is signed and dated. The piece is made in the best Folk Art tradition of the Pennsylvania Germans common in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. A nice Folk Art wood carving that is well done and worthy of a spot in your collection of primitive wood carvings. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Size: The bird measures ~5 1/2" long, is ~5" high, and the base is ~1 7/8" by ~1 3/8" by ~1 3/8". The piece weighs a bit over 2 ounces.
Marks: Marked A. Kohr 1983 in black coloring on the bottom of the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a beautiful and interesting piece of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art or primitive Americana, which would make a great addition to your collection.
Condition: The carving is in excellent condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have some minor scratches, a few minor dings to the surface, and some minor soiling. These however are minimal and are difficult to see. A beautiful piece to add to your collection. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty of the piece and for additional condition information.