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Folk Carved and Painted Pig Sculpture

Auction:
2680B
Lot:
16
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 27, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Folk Carved and Painted Pig Sculpture, Syracuse, New York, c. 1880, fully carved standing wood figure with detailed carved ears, delineated eyes and snout, and curled tail, original white painted surface, applied wool saddle blanket, ht. 10 5/8, wd. 6, lg. 20 1/2 in.

Provenance: Walters-Benisek, purchased in 1995.

Note: This figure was reportedly found in a building in south Syracuse, New York, used as a cannonball factory during the Civil War and later as a butcher shop. The figure may have once been a child's ride-on toy, as the bottom of the feet have dowel plugs where they may have been attached to a wheeled base.
Estimate $50,000-75,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Syracuse, butcher

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