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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3230M Marlborough
April 12, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Molded and Polychrome Painted Plaster Phrenology Head

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 12, 2019 10:00AM


Molded and Polychrome Painted Plaster Phrenology Head, late 19th century, with cut-away showing the brain, regions of the brain and scalp labeled with various senses and attributes, base labeled "FOWLER'S BUST/THE MENTAL FACULTIES," ht. 12 in.

Provenance: Howard Feldman Collection, Sotheby's, October 9, 1998, Lot 1156.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $800-1,200

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Howard Feldman, Sybil Kern