SOLD Articulated Figure with Original Paint

Using the simplest of materials — pine, bent wire and paint, the unknown maker of this figure has created a distinctive little piece of folk art.

The figure is hand carved, with arms that are jointed at the shoulders, elbows and wrists and legs at the hips, knees and ankles, giving it a more animated quality than many examples.

As for the detailed features, the carved ears and nose, painted carved teeth, and tiny metal bead eyes set in painted blue-green sockets only add to the life-like appearance.

Clearly designed to move, this Dancing Dan is made with a hand carved dowel at its back and a small drill hole at the top of the head that would have held another rod for even more movement.

The figure is 10” tall and comes with a custom stand. C. 1920s. Excellent condition.


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