39 West Street Litchfield, CT 08759 , United States Call Seller 860.567.9693



$ 22,500
  • Description
    American, in the manner of or possibly attributed to Rocco Pavese (Italian/American 1852-1950).
    Western Michigan, late 19th c./early 20th c.
    Carved and painted wood.
    Over-all in great condition, retaining original paint, minor losses and wear consistent with age and exposure missing paddles.

    Provenance: Private collector, Western Michigan
    From the Collection of Donald Moylan
    Hindman Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio

    This marching band cymbal player whirligig exhibits wonderful sculpture design and form while surviving in a remarkable state of preservation. The figure, most likely inspired by the artist, is carved with elaborately worked shoes, leather collar, moustache and belt. U.S. City Directories record a Rocco Pavese in Saginaw, Michigan as early as 1887. Born in Italy around 1852, he immigrated to the United States in 1868. By 1908, Pavese appears to have relocated to Grand Rapids and is most frequently listed as a musician. Pavese died on November 26, 1950.
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Americana, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: FA-SO 147
    Incollect Reference #: 719255
  • Dimensions
    H. 33.25 in;
    H. 84.46 cm;
Message from Seller:

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques was established in 1992. The three story historic building located “on the green” in Litchfield, features an extensive inventory of Americana from the 18th and early 19th centuries. Here you will find an extraordinary collection of furniture, folk art, weathervanes, sculpture, Oriental carpets, and related decorative pieces as well as distinctive European furniture and original works of art.

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