Cast-Iron Brown-Painted Bear Doorstop
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Cast-Iron Brown-Painted Bear Doorstop, America, 19th/20th century, with stand, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 2 1/2, lg. 5 1/4 in. Provenance: Raymond Saroff/Howard Rose collection, Aarne Anton/American Primitive Gallery. Literature: For a similar but less well-defined figure see Jean Lipman, AMERICAN FOLK ART IN WOOD, METAL, AND STONE, (New York, 1948), fig. 158.! Exhibitions: "The Fine Art of American Folk," The Edith C. Blum Institute, Bard College, 1990.