Wisconsin, circa 1880
White pine, iron wire legs, with original paint, height 5 ½ inches
In a remarkable state of preservation
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This rooster shares common authorship with a small group of bird sculptures from rural Wisconsin circa 1880. Oral tradition maintains that the maker was a deaf-mute farm worker. This rooster was discovered in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, stored for over a century sealed in a glass display cabinet. As a result it survives in the most exceptional and pristine state of preservation with vibrant colors beautifully retained.
By family descent, Black River Falls, WI; David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles, 1999; Private collection.