02-25-2001 02-25-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
February 25, 2001 10:00AMCalender

Carved and Painted Figural Wood Cane

Auction: Sale #2056 - 2056 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 25, 2001 10:00AM


Carved and Painted Figural Wood Cane, "Bally Carver," Pennsylvania German, Berks County, late 19th/early 20th century, handle in the form of a full-bodied leaping dog on tapering shaft with carved initials "PSL" over renderings of a horse, bull, ram, pig, mule, goat, dog, rooster, chicken, duck, and goose, traces of red paint, varnished, no stand, (dog with front leg loss), lg. 36 1/2 in. Literature: For another cane by the "Bally Carver," see George H. Meyer, AMERICAN FOLK ART CANES, (Seattle, 1992), p. 47, fig. 58.
Estimate $1,400-1,600


Berks County, George H. Meyer, Seattle