PA 20th Century Folk Art Carved Polychrome Painted Bird Mounted on Turned Knob
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid 1900s (mid 20th century).
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We believe the piece was made in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: The bird itself is ~6 3/4" long, ~1" wide, and the piece is ~3 1/2" at its highest. The base itself is ~2" in diameter and is ~1 1/8" high. The piece weighs about 1.8 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice piece of American folk art in the best tradition of Pennsylvania Dutch art work, which would make a worthy addition to your collection or as a decorative accent in your home.
Condition: The carving is in excellent condition, with no breaks, cracks, or repairs. There is a small chip to the edge of the base and the artist used a knob that is missing a portion of the edge of the base. However, these issues are minor and do not distract from the quality and beauty of the piece. The piece also has minor scratches and minimal loss to the finish. A great folk art carving to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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