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Life-sized Austrian Painted Terracotta Figure of a Boy Fishing

Auction:
2481
Lot:
619
Sold for:
$3,555$3,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Life-sized Austrian Painted Terracotta Figure of a Boy Fishing, early 20th century, likely Goldscheider, naturalistically modeled with green cap and trousers and yellow jacket, happily holding a fishing pole and seated on an associated oak barrel-back armchair, ht. 45 in.

Note: This figure was affectionately called "Joey" by Richard Wright and his friends.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Scattered chips and paint losses throughout; both feet and lower legs heavily restored; attributed to Goldscheider, c. 1920.

Keywords

Richard Wright, Goldscheider ceramics

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