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Late 1900s Folk Art Rooster Polychrome Painted Composition By J R Dierwechter

  • $ 147.77

Description: A nice folk art polychrome painted composition sculpture in the form of a standing rooster by John R Dierwechter. The folk-art rooster is standing on a green colored base. The bird is off-white in color with black highlights and having red colored comb and wattle. The rooster's legs are yellow while his eyes are red with a black center. There are also gray lines to show the bird's plumage on the neck below his eyes. The base is stamped with the initials JRD within three rectangular deep impressions. This is piece is made in the best folk art tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch and mimics chalkware pieces from the 19th and early 20th century. Mr. Dierwechter who died in 1996, lived and worked in Lebanon County Pennsylvania. This piece was most likely made some time in the period 1960s- 1980s. A beautiful piece of American folk art for your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Uncertain but most likely sometime in 1960s-1980.

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

Size: The piece measures ~2 3/4" by ~2" at the base, is ~5 1/2" at its highest, and is ~4" at its widest. The piece weighs almost 8.5 ounces.

Maker: John R Dierwechter. Mr. Dierwechte lived in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania and died in 1996.

Marks: Marked on the bottom with the impressed letters JRD within three separate rectangles.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and colorful piece of American Folk Art, which would make a great addition to your collection.

Condition: The bird is in excellent condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have some minor scratches and minor paint losses. The piece is also a bit soiled but all of these issues are minor and difficult to see. Other than that, the piece is in excellent condition and looks great. Please see photos to appreciate beauty of this piece and for additional condition information.

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