Early Folk Art Sheet Metal Jigger of Man with Top Hat
American, ca 1850. A folk art sheet metal jigger in the form of a mustached gentleman wearing a top hat and a tailed coat, with original red, white, blue, and black polychrome paint, jointed at the hips, knees, and shoulders and attached to a forged iron rod above a wooden ball and block base in mustard and black paint; ht. 20.25 in.
Provenance: Ex Clark & Mary Garrett Family Collection, Lot 655 (June 2002, Rushville, Ohio)
Ball and iron rod are believed to be original to the piece.