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3167B Boston
November 3, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Carved Ventriloquist's Dummy Head

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 03, 2018 10:00AM


Carved Ventriloquist's Dummy Head, New York State, late 19th century, the head constructed of laminated spruce with finely carved facial details, ears, and articulated mouth, incorporating cloth and hair, on custom base, ht. 10 in.

Provenance: Kronen Gallery, 1975.

Note: A similar figure is illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Primitive (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988), p. 171, fig. 241.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Alfred A. Knopf, Comics, Dummy, Entertainment, Fiction, Frank Maresca, Ventriloquism, Ventriloquist