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    Posted 10 years ago

    cdavis9797
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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, 10 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, 9 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 Aimathena, 9 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, 9 years ago
      This is wonderful to know more about the artist! Thanks Gina! and everyone go visit her site! Christine
    5. Esslingen3, 10 months ago
      Does anyone know how to reach Gina Hosfeld. I have 3 items that are in desparate need of repair: 1 Jona and the Whale; 1 Mother at with Kitten; 1 Teacher - Spanks-A-Lot. All were damaged during a recent move.
      Any lead would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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