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vintage norvegian TROLL GNOME - signed Øien - Anton Sveen?

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Wooden Folk Art Objects509 of 828Wood carving of a little girlWhimsy Bottle Folk Art; Chair and Early Photograph - c1890
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    Posted 9 years ago

    getthatmon…
    (674 items)

    i was told this vintage carved wood troll is supposed to be by anton sveen. this is a fabulous piece at least in the same quality like pieces by henning and anri..
    it was carved by hand and is signed with the name of a small village Øien 15km (10 miles) outside lillihammer in norway.
    I believe it was produced during the 1940s to 1950’s.
    this fellow is smiling from ear to ear and carrying a walking stick

    if you have any informations if it is by sveen or if you know who did it please let me know

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    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 9 years ago
      really nice shape...love it .......
    2. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      very nice ! Look at another post of who appears to be same only made of felt and much older
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/108425-12-swedish-troll#comment-455965
    3. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Norwegian-Hand-Carved-TROLLS-Couple-1984-by-IEN-Norway-/330937594962?ViewItem=&item=330937594962&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&nma=true&si=N2Y4WhtswTe%252BFYczeUSDyLj1nAc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
    4. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 9 years ago
      funny, i thought Øien is a place....
      nobody knows more beside they're from norway....
      but thanks a lot for your help my dear...
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      This is a real sweet troll ! ;-))
    7. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Don't feed the trolls!
    8. rusticross rusticross, 6 years ago
      I have almost the same but unsigned
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      trump's chief of staff?!
    10. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      He's very sweet.
    11. Dskolmen Dskolmen, 3 years ago
      If anyone is interested in learning more about these hand carved trolls, you can check out my article here: https://skolmen.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/anton-sveen-norwegian-woodcarver-1914-2009/

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