2008 Hand Carved Polychrome Painted Wooden Primitive Folk Art Yellow and Black Colored Bird Wire Legs Green Base By Jonathan Bastian
Description: A hand carved wood and polychrome painted American Folk Art figure by Jonathan Bastian. The carving shows a yellow and black colored (gold finch?) with wire legs standing on a spherical green base. The bird is yellow with black wings and head. The head has a yellow beak and carved yellow eyes with yellow with black center. It is standing on a pair of thick wire ending is wire fingers or toes affixed to the green colored base. The bird is made in the best tradition of Pennsylvania Folk Art tradition. It is signed and dated in black colored paint on its underside. The carving shows details of the wings, the tail, the head and beak. It is very well done and shows the marks of the tool used to carve it throughout. Just a wonderful and nicely done 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.
Origin: Although originally from Kutztown Pennsylvania, Jonathan Bastian now lives and works in Virginia.
Size: Measures ~6 3/8" long and is ~5" at its highest point. The piece weighs almost 3 ounces.
Maker: Jonathan Bastian.
Marks: Marked in black coloring on the underside "JB 08."
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and unusual piece of Americana, which would make a worthy addition to your collection.
Condition: The carving is in excellent condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have minor scratches and minimal loss to the paint if any. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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