Condition: Excellent, minor wear to tips or ears and edges of nose, displays well,
retains original label.
Additional Information: A very rare survivor, this fun paper mâché pig, with its
whimsical realistic form, was made by the Old King Cole Paper Mâché Company of
Canton, Ohio. Numerous figures were made by Old King Cole for Disney, beginning in
1932.Old King Cole opened its doors in 1896 and was a prolific maker of paper mâché
objects that decorated store windows across America. The firm made the first Mickey
Mouse figures for Disney and manufactured a line of Disney characters. They produced
Victor dogs for RCA retail displays at Christmastime and Mr. Peanut Man for Planters.
The eyes of this pig are alive in a cartoonish way. Painted in several colors and
original, they give a hint of the vibrancy of character that attracted the likes of Walt
Painted black and white, then coated—like a smaltz painted sign or a piece of
parchment being prepared to make a charcoal on sandpaper drawing--with what is
either finely ground mohair, or perhaps strands of fine wool felt, so that the surface is
fuzzy to the touch.
Mortise and tenon construction, gallery on three sides flanking lift top eight lite window
above case with fall front access panel. Great surface, excellent original condition.
(Height: 14.5"; length: 42.5"; depth: 18")
Measurement: Approximately – potato: 2.25”, bell pepper: 2”; Chile: 5”
Additional Information: Mary Kirk Kelly (1918-2013)
Ceramic vegetable sculptures by this artist highly regarded and collectible.
Peak ripeness in kiln-fired, hand-painted clay; the artist began to flourish in her sixties.
Kelly continued molding and firing pieces almost until her death, in 2013, at the age of
Sausage-like and ring-turned posts continuing to turned-bottle feet, back posts with
finials. Moveable shelf on dowel above three shelves with applied molded edges.
Outstanding color and condition. (Height: 52"; width: 25"; depth: 18.5")
This is an early round celluloid advertising mirror for James Logan 5¢ Havana Cigars.
The back of the mirror displays a young boy peeing behind a large tree; a large goose
startling…and a log cabin. There are three tiny and tight cracks at two and five o’clock.
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