Overall: 5 1/8 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 13 x 10.2 x 7 cm )
Carved wooden squirrel on domed, roughly circular base; body painted dark gray with black spots; ocher yellow painted tail with cross-hatching; red berry clutched below chin; black painted base.
Black, Mary C., "Make believe and make do: American children's toys," Antiques, December 1962, pp. 620-623.
Christensen, Erwin O., Early American Wood Carving. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1952, pp. 104-105.
Christensen, Erwin O., The Index of American Design. New York, Macmillan, 1950, pp. 135-137.
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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