Overall: 3 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 7.9 x 8.6 x 2.2 cm )
Carved wooden squirrel on oblong base; gray painted body with black streaks, brown nut clutched below chin, and green base.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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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.
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