Primitive Carvings of Wooden Fruit, Vegetables, and Groceries made by the Delta Art Center, W.P.A. Mississippi Art Project

Mississippi: [circa 1935].

Price: $7,500.00

Hardcover. 20 hand carved food items including a milk bottle, an orange, a carrot, three eggs, a banana, a potato, a ham, a tomato, a jar of peanut butter, a bag of sugar, a tomato can, a wedge of cheese, a jar of molasses, a pound of butter, a pound of lard, and a loaf of bread with two slices carved from the loaf, with a supplied basket. Some rubbing and wear on the paint, overall very good. Of the 20 pieces, nine are stamped "Delta Art Center, W.P.A. Miss. Art Project," but they are all obviously of a piece. Wonderful hand-carved and painted vernacular representations of groceries, presumably much on the minds of the Depression-era artists and craftspeople. Speculation in our office is rampant about the uses to which these objects could be put, some of it not facetious.

Item #417466

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Primitive Carvings of Wooden Fruit, Vegetables, and Groceries made by the Delta Art Center, W.P.A. Mississippi Art Project
Primitive Carvings of Wooden Fruit, Vegetables, and Groceries made by the Delta Art Center, W.P.A. Mississippi Art Project
Primitive Carvings of Wooden Fruit, Vegetables, and Groceries made by the Delta Art Center, W.P.A. Mississippi Art Project
Primitive Carvings of Wooden Fruit, Vegetables, and Groceries made by the Delta Art Center, W.P.A. Mississippi Art Project