PO Box 2135
Asheville, NC 28802
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
May 20, 2023
ca. 1890, in painted pine with pointed ears and curled tail, with incised hair, carved and green painted grassy plinth, with modern custom iron hanger, 33-1/2 x 73 x 4-3/4 in.
Note: Frank & Barbara Pollack's invoice describes this wonderful pig as a "powerful and imaginative expression of folk art." It is indeed an exuberant pig and of unusually large scale.
old dry weathered surface with traces of pink to brown paint, scattered paint drips with traces of yellow, repaint to green grass (green over green), tail restored, back with later hanging brackets (scars from previous hangers, now removed), iron braces at legs (likely as made), glass eye replaced, crack at one rear foot
Frederic C. and Evelyn Bartlett. The pig was displayed in front of the barn on their farm "Bothays" in Essex, Massachusetts and at the Bonnet House Museum in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida;
Frank & Barbara Pollack, purchased January 2004 (accompanied by original invoice, write up and provenance documentation, invoice for $85,000);
Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow
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