Early American Folk Ventriloquist Doll

This doll is not the typical item that I hunt out but it was so cool that I had to get it. It is definitely well made by someone who sculpted it and hand painted it. The long rod that comes down its head is controlled by a small opening in the lower back. Piece comes in the original wood box that was made for the piece. Quite cartoonish and at times frighting this piece is like a dimensional sign of sorts. It reminds me of burger boy or some popular graphic character of the time brought to life. A great piece of American Folk art / sculpture. Measures: 26" H Box dimensions: 36 x 13 x 12" H

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Posted on June 23, 2013 .