1930's Maritime Folk Art



I recently came across these two examples of 1930's maritime folk art.  The ship above came with a note that it was made from the board of an actual schooner of that era that had come to the ends of its life.  The detail is good, but rather simple and primitive.

The bird decoy is quite primitive.  It has thick milk paint on it that is distressed.  The legs are crudely put in.  When turned over. there is putty holding the legs in place.  It is truly authentic and its primitiveness makes it appealing.  However the market and prices have really declined for this kind of stuff lately, even with good provenance for the objects.

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