02-25-2001 02-25-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
February 25, 2001 10:00AMCalender

Two Carved and Painted Poplar Fish Decoys

Auction: Sale #2056 - 2056 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 25, 2001 10:00AM


Two Carved and Painted Poplar Fish Decoys, Ken Thompson and his great-uncle, Gallatin County, Kentucky, late 19th century, polychrome painted with metal mounted details, one with feathers, traces of white and blue, with stands, (minor losses), lg. 8 1/2, 8 3/4 in., respectively. N.B. This family of avid fishermen purportedly obtained the wood for these decoys from the discarded window sashes of a local church. Provenance: Aarne Anton/American Primitive Gallery. Literature: Art, Brad and Scott Kimball, THE FISH DECOY, (Wisconsin, 1986).
Estimate $1,500-1,700


Ken Thompson, Gallatin County, Kentucky, American Primitive Gallery, Brad Kimball, Scott Kimball, Wisconsin