Folk Carved and Painted Pig Sculpture
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680B
- Date / Time :
- October 27, 2013 10:00AM
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.
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