folk art whirligig

folk art whirligig

This rare New England mermaid whirligig dates to circa 1880. Made of wood and polychrome, the whirligig features a hand-painted face with nail remnants along the hairline, metal paddles and a hinged tail made to move with the wind. Measuring 18 inches high by 13 inches long, the all-original piece is mounted on a custom base and carries a price tag of $22,500 from 1stdibs seller Just Folk. Photo courtesy Just Folk

folk art whirligig

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