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Bottle Whimsy

Auction:
2509
Lot:
838
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$6,162$5,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Bottle Whimsy, Daniel Rose (1871-1921), Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1920, with carved stopper suspending two balls and containing several carved softwood elements including a fan, squirrels, birds, fish, rabbits, hammer, scissors, and axe, "SEEK THE LORD" pious inscription, the base inscribed "GOD IS LOVE" and "Nov. 16, 1920/Presented to Valley Druggest by Daniel Rose 906 Bedford St./Johnstown Pa.," ht. 9 in.

Literature: In an article first published in the Christian Monitor: A Monthly Magazine for the Home, June 1926 (Vol. XVIII, No. 6), Daniel Rose is mentioned as a notable woodcarver who was born in 1871, and lived in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He became an invalid at the age of eighteen. It is unclear when he began carving, but by 1898 he had become widely known and was registered in Washington, D.C., as "Champion Whittler of the United States." He died June 26, 1921, as the result of a car crash.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Daniel Rose, Pennsylvania, Johnstown, Valley Druggest, Christian Monitor, Washington, D.C., United States, car crash

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