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Friday, September 30, 2011

A Man and His Donkey





19th century carved wooden man with wire appendages and his donkey. Found in Switzerland. Sold for $250.00 on eBay.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Biennial #24

Pat Jensen
Woman with Flower
1961
Oil on canvas
32"h x 23 1/2"w


Pat Jensen

Woman
1961
Oil on canvas
30"h x 20"w

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Masonry Man





Circa 1930's-1940's masonry bust of a man. Found in Ohio. 19 1/2" tall.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

An Interior Woman





A circa 1930's mechanical paper foldout of a woman's anatomy.

Available here.

Baltimore Pottery Bust of a Man






Auction house description:

Very Rare Folk Art Redware Bust of a Man, Carved on Underside "B. KAPP / 76," made at the Perine Pottery, Baltimore, MD, circa 1876, hand-modeled bust in the form of a man with mustache and goatee, wearing a coat with lead-glazed buttons. Carved on underside with the date "76" and the name "B. KAPP," probably referring to West Baltimore potter, Israel Kapp, or a relative. (The name and date on the underside may have been carved after the firing, but are believed to be original to the piece.) Traces of gold paint to surface, and black-and-white paint to eyes. Exceptional figural form. Documented Baltimore redware is highly unusual. Provenance: This sculpture was included with several other Perine items at an exhibit at the Maryland Historical Society in 1955, and was cataloged as being made at the Perine Pottery. The catalog sticker from this exhibit is still on the underside. Base chips. Chip to one ear. H 4 1/4".

Available at Crocker Farm.