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Late 1900s Polychrome Painted Composition Folk Art Pig Standing By J Dierwechter

  • $ 97.77

Description: A nice folk art polychrome painted composition sculpture in the form of a black and white colored pig with red colored hearts on the tip of its ears by John R Dierwechter. The folk-art pig is standing in grass with flowers under its belly. The pig is colored in black with a white band in its center. The figure shows the pig's ears, tail, eyes, and mouth. The base of the piece 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 ~5 1/2" long, ~2 1/2" high, with the base being ~2 3/4 by ~1 1/2". The piece weighs slightly over 7 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 piece is in excellent condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have some minor scratches, minor dings, and small spots of paint loss, all of which can be seen in the photos. 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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