Folk Art Carving - Back Americana - Burl - Homemade Glass Eyes - Enamel Teeth ?

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Seller: blueeyeddog1 (163) 100%, Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, Ships to: US, Item: 223947807862 BLACK - AFRICAN AMERICAN - FOLK ART CARVING (Please note that wood is darker than the picture shows.) This is a very unusual piece and I've had it a long time.I bought it years ago at a Maryland flea market and the seller had just acquired it and had no info. I guarantee that it is very old. I will offer a return on this if the buyer is not satisfied. If returning, buyer will have to pay for shipping and inform me within 3 days of receiving. Measures about 2 1/2" high, 2" wide sideways, and 1 1/2" wide in front.The cork measures 1 3/4" I love naive folk art and when I saw this and the detail in the glass eyes, the bone (?) teeth, and the carving, I just felt it was very special. The detail in the hair - cornrows (?) is amazing. The wood has a beautiful dark patina and is darker than it appears here.You can see red paint between the teeth. Very unique folk art carving. Maybe it was made for the top of a cane or box? The glass in the eyes is chipped in several places. One earlobe is missing.Please refer to pictures for detail.There is also a hole in the top of the head as well as the upper lip above the teeth. It probably once had a hat and something between the teeth.Straw? Cigarette? It is carved out in the neck and an old screw is in place.I put a cork on it and used to display it in an old salt-glazed jug. If you have any info on this type of piece or have another opinion, please share it! Thanks for looking! Primary Material: Wood, Style: Americana

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