Overall: 8 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 in. ( 21 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm )
Carved wooden parrot with body painted cream color with black, red and yellow spots; wings with black, red and yellow stripes; yellow legs and feet; tall oval base is painted green and has holes drilled in it for insertion of pegs carved in various shapes and painted green, yellow and red.
Black, Mary C., "Make believe and make do: American children's toys," Antiques, December 1962, pp. 620-623. Christensen, Erwin O., Early American Wood Carving. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1952, pp. 104-105. Christensen, Erwin O., The Index of American Design. New York, Macmillan, 1950, pp. 135-137. Flower, Milton E., "Wilhelm Schimmel and Aaron Mountz wood carvers," [exhibition catalog], Williamsburg, Va. : Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, 1965. Lichten, Frances, Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania. New York, C. Scribner's sons; London, C. Scribner's sons, ltd., 1946. p. 115. Robacker, Earl F., "Pennsylvania German Wood Carvings," Antiques, June 1946, pp. 369-371.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
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