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•May 4, 2013. Three-Session Sale: Textiles, The Maryland Sale, Americana
•July 20, 2013. Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
Price Realized: $3,910.00 ($3,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Exceptional Carved and Painted Whirligig of a Hatted Gentleman, American, 19th century, in the form of a suited man with top hat and mustache, raising a pennant with propeller end. Whirligig retains its original polychrome-painted and alligatored surface, the pennant painted red, white, and blue, and figure featuring a green jacket, dark hat and pants, and red boots. A wonderful folk art carving with a pleasing alligatored finish. Provenance: Found at a yard sale in New Jersey approximately twenty years ago. Several paddles missing from propeller. One arm slightly loose. Other typical wear. H (of whirligig itself) 17 3/4" ; H (including later turned and painted stand) 26 1/4".
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