08-14-2010 08-15-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
August 14, 2010 03:00 PMCalender

Bottle Whimsy

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


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


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