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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Folk Art Male Bust


I frequent this wonderful antique store where I almost always find
 unexpected and delightful items.
 This male folk art bust is one of those.
 I think it was carved with a pocket knife.
 It is not old but the detail is remarkable.


It is signed and dated 1985. 
The bottom states it is pecan wood.


Look at the detail of the spinal column
Pretty amazing.


In that same shop I found a small vintage fish vase. 
I like the rustic colors. I also found a large sign which I will share later. 
If it's big and heavy and difficult to transport-Olive wants it.

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happy hunting
Olive




23 comments:

  1. Is Olive keeping or selling the bust? Very unusual piece?

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  2. Someone with a real talent has carved that. It would be interesting to know who they were, and whether they went on to make a career out of wood carving, or whether it was just their hobby.

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  3. Somebody obviously spent a lot of time on the bust. It's pretty neat!

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  4. Both the fish and the bust are cool but I particularly love the fish!!

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  5. What fascinating finds, Miss Olive! They are great! Wonder who the subject of the bust was!

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  6. Do you think you can find out who carved it? It is a beautiful piece. Love all the details.

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  7. What fun to how if ten looking for treasures and then, FINDING SOME! Yay for you Olive!

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  8. What fun to go looking for treasures and then, FIND SOME! Yay for you Olive!

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  9. Bloglovin on my iPad is giving me problems. I have lost my blog roll and when I write a comment on a blog it locks up, misspells, etc . . . PERPLEXED! M it was frozen in the Polar vortex!

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  10. These are both such good finds. The fish vase really has my interest! I haven't been 'looking' lately and I'm getting the fever again! Enjoy your evening my friend!

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  11. Can you imagine CARVING that thing!
    Brenda

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  12. The bust is great. Wish I had a better sense of the size of it.

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  13. That bust is incredible That had to take some time. Great finds.

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  14. This is really neat, Olive. Whoever carved it is a true artist.

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. To think it was carved from a solid piece of wood is amazing. Not anything I could ever do. I think I might just be to tempted put a tie on him though :)

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  16. That bust if fantastic. I love the workmanship.

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  17. That is not something you see everyday. I can see why you were drawn to it. A true artist made that by hand. Very nice!

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  18. I love that male bust. Someone obviously worked on that with a lot of love I would think. You do come up with the most unusual finds!

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  19. That male bust looks like a piece of art to me
    amazing what a person can find

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  20. Your bust is a wonderful, unique piece! :)
    Susan

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  21. Someone had a very deft hand....glad you got it!

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive