Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 14 x 7.3 x 6 cm )
Carved wooden parrot with folded wings and straight, cylindrical legs, on small domed oval base; body painted with spots of green, red and yellow on cream-colored ground; wings with vertical bands of red, yellow, green and black; yellow and red beak, yellow legs, and green base.
Black, Mary C., "Make believe and make do: American children's toys," Antiques, December 1962, pp. 620-623.
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Flower, Milton E., "Wilhelm Schimmel and Aaron Mountz wood carvers," [exhibition catalog], Williamsburg, Va. : Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, 1965.
Lichten, Frances, Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania. New York, C. Scribner's sons; London, C. Scribner's sons, ltd., 1946. p. 115.
Robacker, Earl F., "Pennsylvania German Wood Carvings," Antiques, June 1946, pp. 369-371.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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