RARE SET OF SIX CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD PENGUIN TENPINS WITH TWO BALLS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Height 12 ¼ in.
In overall fine condition. Crack in head of one of the pins and scuff marks commensurate with age and use. Bowling balls of a slightly later date.
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Northeast Auctions, Manchester, New Hampshire, A Product Of Passion: The American Folk Art Collection of Helen & Steven Kellogg, August 06, 2011, lot 713.
Wendy Lavitt, Animals in American Folk Art, (New York: Knopf, 1990), p. 172.