Honky Tonk Vintage Folk Art Sculpture and the Perils of Packing
A piano player pounds the keys…and the carving is in pristine condition because it lived in a bottle for half a century. The professor was whittled and built inside a one gallon bottle, shown last, which unfortunately, didn't. Broken in the mail.
One of the perils of purchasing objects through the mail is that both the collector and the seller have to accept responsibility for transporting or mailing the piece. In this case, I recommended packing which was not followed by the seller. I still ended up with a fantastic wood carving in wonderful condition (as nice as the day it was made) but I also ended up with a giant pile of broken glass.
I hate to be responsible for breaking something old. The seller? He obviously didn't care as much as I did, but to some things like this are mere product. Maybe the little fellow here is happy to be out in the fresh air.
Folk Art Sculptural Whimsey (originally constructed in a glass bottle) No Date Collection Jim Linderman