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carved and painted wooden rooster signed by G&G Hosfeld 1987

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Posted 3 years ago

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I am trying to find information on Hosfeld. Anybody have any ideas? This belonged to my mother, who loved collecting antiques. It's quite nicely done -- beautifully carved and painted.

Mary from Wellington, Fl., bought my rooster, because she had the chicken. She bought hers in 1984 in Rhode Island and paid around $45 for it. She talked her husband into getting it for her. So now I can say that the chicken came and got my rooster, and mystery solved! She thinks the artists are from Pennsylvania, and Mary bought it from a folk art store in Newport RI.

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  1. cdavis9797 cdavis9797, 2 years ago
    Here's some additional info... A piece by them, Adam and Eve, was sold at LiveAuctions. Quite nice carving. I also found them in a 1984 article, "Fold Fest tuning Up, July 1, 1984, The Morning Call, Lehigh Valley.

    "Around the corner, Gina Hosfeld is whittling a heart out of soft white pine. From Souderton, she and her husband have been working in their folk art business ever since he lost his job as a truck driver about four years ago. Usually he whittles and she paints their wryly whimsical primitive pieces, the most popular of which is a $450 fat, gray-striped cat holding an equally fat green fish in its Cheshire grin. You might say it's representative of the business.

    "People see us sell a $450 item and think that we're really making money," Mrs. Hosfeld, 28, observed yesterday. "But they don't see the months and months without income. It took a long time to get (the business) to where it is now. It got to the point a while back where we were going to lose our house, our car, our kids . . . "
  2. junglehouse junglehouse, 2 years ago
    Hello! my name is Gina and I am the artist of the carvings you questioned. I live in Florida near Northport on the gulf coast. I also have a page here on Collectors under folk art. Thank you for liking my work. I would be pleased to lend a history of my work if you like. Gina
  3. Aimathena, 2 years ago
    Hi cdavis9797 I love your Hosfeld pieces. Thank you for sharing.
    Hi Gina, I love your work. I would also love to know the history. Will you please email me? aimathena@gmail.com thank you.
  4. cdavis9797 cdavis9797, 2 years ago
    This is wonderful to know more about the artist! Thanks Gina! and everyone go visit her site! Christine

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