VERY RARE GLASS AND WOOD WHIMSY OF THE VICES OF MAN, POSSIBLY MADE BY REMIE LAFLEUR, CIRCA 1915
three carved and painted figural scenes, set inside three corked glass globes. Depicts fighting, gambling, and drinking.
Height 35 in. by Diameter 11 ½ in.
In overall fine condition. Loose surface dirt on interior of middle and lower glass bottles. Middle globe contains hairline crack and neck of base bottle contains light crazing. Card player in middle glass globe dismounted from seat. Minor paint flaking and surface accretions on figures in lower section.
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Allan Katz, Woodbridge, Connecticut.
Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco, American Vernacular: New Discoveries in Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Sculpture, (Boston: Bulfinch Press, 2002), p. 137.