Lot 5053: AMERICAN WHIRLIGIG OF AN INDIAN STANDING IN A CANOE, 19TH CENTURY | Whirlygig of an Indian Standing in a Canoe
January 21, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: carved faced and with a fringed leather neck piece and skirt.
Original paint decoration, leather somewhat stiff and with some losses, detachable paddles appear original, feather loss. On its original base.
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Dimensions: Height 16 in.
Literature: Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo, "Beyond Tradition: A Folk Art Collection in New Hampshire," Antiques & Fine Art, vol. VII, issue 2, Summer/Autumn 2006, p. 138.