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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
19th century, carved in the form of a goose in flight, old painted surface in beige, black, and brown paint, hanging hook at back, 11-1/2 x 35-1/2 x 22 in.
Note: Pictured in situ in The Private World of Katharine Hepburn, by John Bryson on p. 71 and 153.
scattered paint flaking and losses throughout, some paint splatter, some chips and losses at talons and edges, scattered cracks, proper right wing slightly loose, pest damage with some associated losses at talons and feet, scattered possible retouch and restorations obscured by paint
Sotheby's, New York, The Estate of Katharine Hepburn, June 10-11, 2004, lot 448 (accompanied by copy of catalog, receipt for $48,000, and book The Private World of Katharine Hepburn by John Bryson);
Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow
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