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    Posted 7 years ago

    Anniermaxw…
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    I found this painted wood bull at the Hwy 127 "world's longest" yard sale and I just couldn't pass him up. I believe the seller came down to Tennessee from New England area or New York. He had no information on it, though. There are no markings that I have seen. I found a reseller on Etsy who has a dog that is definitely made by the same person, but they have no information on theirs either. They are in Connecticut so I believe it must be someone around that area that makes them. Anyone recognize it or have any ideas about who may have made him?

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    1. Anniermaxwell Anniermaxwell, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love SEAN68 and aghcollect.
    2. Anniermaxwell Anniermaxwell, 7 years ago
      Thanks racer4four
    3. Anniermaxwell Anniermaxwell, 7 years ago
      Thank you geo26e and Virginia.vintage.
    4. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      I would have guessed Mexico made but he is nice piece of folk art and I do love cows :-)
    5. CanyonRoad, 7 years ago
      Folk art carving from Guatemala. A standard design, which explains why you see more than one that appear similar. The "starry" eyes with lashes all the way around are an identifying feature of Guatemalan painted carvings, commonly seen on their painted masks.
    6. Anniermaxwell Anniermaxwell, 7 years ago
      Oh, great! Thank you both for the info, Manikin and CanyonRoad. A step closer to figuring this one out.

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