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Carved and Painted Apothecary Head

Auction:
3158T
Lot:
1096
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3158T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 25, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Carved and Painted Apothecary Head, possibly Illinois, 19th century, the head with carved facial and hair details, the mouth open and tongue extended, remnants of old paint, ht. 17 in.

Provenance: Discovered in Illinois, purchased from Adrian Cote, South Bend, Indiana, January 26, 1991.

Literature: Arthur & Sybil Kern, "Apothecary & Antecedents: History in American Folk Art," Folk Art, Winter 1995/96, pp. 46-53.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $800-1,200


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Adrian Cote, Sybil Kern, Apothecary, Arts, Culture, Film, Folk music, Folklore, Sybil

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