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Emporium Auction - September 14, 2023

Thu, Sep 14, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 324

Group of Seven Folk Art Figures

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

comprising: bride marionette, having papier mache head and hands, carved wood feet, fabric gown and flowers, mesh veil, raised on wood plinth, right foot stamped "Mexico", figure 14-1/2 in.; Jose Luis Reyes Martinez terracotta figure, (Mexican, 20th/21st century), depicting a standing female holding her floral skirt, braided hair, signed "Jose Luis R.M." to verso and dated "Maya 2016", further inscribed "Hecho en Mexico", 11-1/4 in.; Onis Woodard carved and painted figure, (Texan, 1927-2011), depicting a standing male with contemporary clothing, backwards cap, painted gold chain necklaces and earrings, raised on plinth base signed to base, 17-3/4 in.; Daniel Mejia Villega friar figure, 2004, depicting a standing painted and carved wood figure depicting a friar, holding rosary in one hand, Bible in the other, signed "Daniel Mejia Villega" and dated "20-07-04", 16 in.; M.F. Moring metal figure, 20th century, depicting a profile of a standing lady with crown and holding a cross, signed to verso "MF Moring" and dated "90", raised on metal base, 18-1/2 in.; painted and carved pig sculpture, 20th century, depicted standing, having yellow eyes, possibly signed "Beauford Douglas", 10-3/4 in.; articulated carved wood figure, 20th century, movable joints at the knees, hips and shoulders, bead eyes and leather scarf, raised on a metal base, carved to side "Rockvale/Jenn" and numbered "TA81991R1BOX6", 12-3/4 in.

Provenance: Property sold to benefit the American Folk Art Museum


marionette loss to paint, discoloration, fading, scratching, scuffing; terracotta figure mild scratching, discoloration, anomalies (as made), small hairlines; Onis Woodard scratching, scuffing, discoloration, right foot detached from base, breaks to both elbows, residue, flaking to paint; friar scratching, scuffing, minor losses to paint, residue; metal figure rusting, discoloration, loss to paint, spotting, anomalies (as made); pig with large split to back, lacking tail, scratches, scuffs, age splits, discoloration and spotting, overall wear; articulated wood figure with scratching, scuffing, discoloration to metal base

Property sold to benefit the American Folk Art Museum