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Early German Carved Wooden Character with Extraordinary Expression

Lot Number: 
132
24" (61 cm.) One-piece carved wooden head and torso with head tilted upward,deeply sculpted ears,bald pate with painted brown hair,inset enamel eyes in half-moon shape,brown painted hair,fringed brows,closed mouth with downcast lips,blushed cheeks and eye shadow,dowel-jointing at shoulders,elbows,hips and knees,swivel-jointing at wrists,well-defined toes and fingers. Condition: paint wear on forehead,and lower limbs. Comments: Continental,probably Germany,18th century. Value Points: most captivating expression and fine artistic original painting,well- sculpted articulated body. Ex-collection Margaret Woodbury Strong,being sold to benefit the Strong's collections funds.
Realized Price: 
$2,600
Presale Estimate: 
1600/2300