Folk Art Painted Hand Carved Wood Goose w/ Spread Wings Walter & June Gottshall
Description: A beautiful hand carved wood and polychrome painted American Folk-Art decorative Figurine of a Goose. The carving is of a bird, we believe is a goose, with its wings open as if it was in flight or getting ready to. The goose is carved from wood and colored in black, dark blue. gold, and off-white. The goose's head is dark blue while the top of its body is in black with off-white highlights delineating feathers and the bottom half of the bird is in off-white. The goose's bill or beak is in gold color. The goose has two eyes outlined in off-white with black centers. The goose itself has a slightly flattened base on which it sits. The bird has the letters "84 WJ" written on the underside for Walter and June Gottshall 1984. Just a wonderful and nicely done piece of American Folk Art to add to your folk art and Americana Collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The piece is dated 1984.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.
Size: The goose is ~4 1/2" at its highest, ~3 7/8" at its widest ~7" long. The piece weighs about 3.5 ounces.
Maker: June and Walter Gottshall.
Marks: Marked "84 WJ" on the underside of the goose.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and unusual piece of Americana, which would make a worthy addition to your collection of American Folk Art.
Condition: The carving is in very good condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have minor scratches, a minimal loss to the paint, if any, and a few minor nicks. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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