6"- 7" overall Height (outstretched) and with hinged, weighted'male member' exposed x 2" Width x 1" Depth. For sale is this killer, absolutely wonderful early 20th century Ame ri can vintage Folk art/Tramp art hand carved and hand painted kinetic wooden gag light sculpture of a patrician gentleman, wearing a tuxedo, high top hat and bow tie, properly dressed in a white shirt and sporting a chained eyepiece over one eye.
He's the apparent epitome of the upper crust, well-groomed and well behaved. But surprise, surprise, when the bottom two legs of this bespeckled industrialist or wealthy banking executive are pulled down, out'pops the weasel' or in more sober and accurately descriptive terms, out comes his hinged white and red painted male phallus, reminding us how his naughty, real and hidden demeanor contradicts the pomp and circumstance of his gentlemanly attire. The male phallus is weighted on one end so that when the legs are pulled down and away from the base of the figure, the hinged phallus shockingly pops up and rudely greets the viewer with a somewhat abrupt, hardly anticipated stage appearance. With the bawdy humor of the early 20th century, it seems culturally grotesque and clearly not politically correct. It is regardless of contemporary cultural considerations, by any measure, terrific.
Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. The item "RARE EARLY 20TH C VINT AMERICAN FOLK/TRAMP ART MAN, WithTOP HAT CARVED WOOD FIGURE" is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.