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1989 Hand Carved Painted Wood Primitive Folk Art Pig Pull Toy Wheels Signed S.B.

  • $ 77.77

Description: A hand carved wood and polychrome painted American Folk-Art pig pull toy on wheels. The carving shows a pig standing on all four on a reddish-brown painted flat platform having four black wheels. These toys were very common in the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s in Pennsylvania Dutch Country where they were played with by children of all ages. Normally, they would attach a rope to the front and pull them along at play time. This of course is a reproduction of such toys produced by an unknown artist as a modern folk art piece. The pig is black over gray in color. It has a metal wire as a tail. Its ears are perked-up and is snout is pointing forward. The details show eyes and nostrils painted in black, and hoofs painted in black. A very nice toy made by what we believe is an accomplished carver of folk art most likely from Southeastern Pennsylvania. The carving is made in the best tradition of Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art common in Southeastern Pennsylvania and especially Lancaster County, where this piece was acquired. A nice piece of American folk art to add to your Americana Collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1989.

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.

Size: Measures ~3 3/4" at its highest (to the top of the ears), with the pig being 7" long from snout to tail, and ~2" at its widest. The platform itself is ~4 3/4" by ~2 1/4" and the wheels being ~1" in diameter. The piece weighs about 5.5 ounces.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Marked "S.B. 89" on the bottom of the platform.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and interesting piece of American folk art made by what we would characterize as an accomplished folk artists, which would make a worthy addition to your collection.

Condition: The carving is in very good condition. The piece has no breaks or repairs. It has minimum losses to the paint and very few scratches and surface marks. The piece is solid, clean, and problem free. The wheels are well in place and the piece is all original. A nice piece of American folk art for your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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