Carved and Painted Figural Wood Cane
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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.