Wonderful Antique Folk Art Jig Doll with Glass Eyes

Regular price $215.00

Quite a wonderful, and a bit of a haunting, face on this old guy, the first primitive jig doll like this that I think I've seen with glass beads eyes, which are a milky white. Jointed at the shoulders, hips and knees, and with maximum energy given to carving his heeled boots, he was definitely built to dance, and retains his original carved dowel, which likely once fit into a post attached to a platform, upon which he would perform, loudly clapping his feet. While his arms were left handless, his maker carved ears and nose and mouth, and graphite was used to detail hair, vest, and buttons down his front. 

Early 20th century I believe, with a marvelous patina, he measures 10 1/2" tall x 1 3/4" wide x 1 5/8" deep. His dowel is 10" long. Super solid and sound structurally and altogether in excellent condition. Lots of photos as I really enjoyed shooting him!