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Jess Blackstone's Painted Wood Trade Sign with Robin Figure

Auction:
2608M
Lot:
653
Sold for:
$711$600

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2608M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Jess Blackstone's Painted Wood Trade Sign with Robin Figure, New Hampshire, mid-20th century, miniature carved and painted robin figure perched on a piece of driftwood with two chains suspending a small hand-lettered wood sign advertising "All Bird Models Made of White Pine," overall ht. 8 3/8 in.

Provenance: Acquired from Jess Blackstone's widow, Edie Blackstone, the sign Jess took to all the fairs.

Estimate $800-1,200

Tip and small area of Robin's tail with minute paint loss, one wire leg separated from branch.

Keywords

Robin Figure, Jess Blackstone, New Hampshire, hand-lettered wood sign advertising, Edie Blackstone

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