VERY FINE AND RARE AMERICAN CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WHIRLIGIG OF A WHALEMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
VERY FINE AND RARE AMERICAN CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WHIRLIGIG OF A WHALEMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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VERY FINE AND RARE AMERICAN CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WHIRLIGIG OF A WHALEMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 15,000 - 30,000 USD

VERY FINE AND RARE AMERICAN CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WHIRLIGIG OF A WHALEMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 15,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Sold:15,000USD

Lot Details

Description

VERY FINE AND RARE AMERICAN CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED WHIRLIGIG OF A WHALEMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY


appears to retain its original paint.


Height 21 ½ in. by Depth 21 in. by Width 5 ¼ in.

Condition Report

The figure has a wonderful age patina. It has typical scattered paint loss with the greatest concentration of loss on the left side front of jacket. Both boots have repairs near the front.


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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

Literature

Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco, American Vernacular: New Discoveries in Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Sculpture, (Boston: Little, Brown, 2002). p. 295.

Catalogue Note

At the figure’s left side below his jacket is a red and black painted cloth with macrame ends. Whalemen sailors used this depicted cloth to wipe whale oil grease from their hands.

Sculptural Fantasy: The Important American Folk Art Collection of Stephen and Petra Levin
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