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Carved Androgynous Figure in a Top Hat

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
9
Sold for:
$24,600$20,000

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

Description:

Carved Androgynous Figure in a Top Hat, America, c. 1869-70, the yellow pine figure with crossed arms and female lower anatomy, standing on a square plinth with black-painted top hat, figure ht. 13 3/8 in., with custom base.

Provenance: Ricco/Maresca, 1999.

Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Vernacular, New Discoveries in Folk, Self-taught, and Outsider Sculpture (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002), p. 98.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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Frank Maresca, Maresca, Ricco

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