Item/Description: Vintage ca. 1935 Popular Science Magazine Do-It-Yourself Art Project: “Fly Fishing-Fisherman Boy” Coconut Shell and Wooden Folk Art Figure
***Delightfully detailed (even down to the handful of teeth in his painted, open, surprised expression mouth) :~), this charming handcrafted-handmade, handpainted (hand-painted) figural portrays a Pinocchio-esque, long-nosed young boy-child astonished that he’s successfully caught-catching a fish-reeling in a fish on his fly fishing line. The head of the boy is hollowed-out and appears to be made from a hollowed-out Coconut-Shell, with the remainder being carved wood
***Underside of statue reads “Made by Alfred R. Jakolat about 1935 - Pattern in Popular Science Magazine”.
Age/Period: Vintage - ca. 1935 (underside bears this date) (1930s Art Deco-era)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings: Underside of Base contains the following Legend “Made by Alfred R. Jakolat about 1935 - Pattern in Popular Science Magazine”
Material(s): Wood and Coconut Shell
Condition: Very Good, evincing only a modest modicum of crackling in the paint representing his rosy cheeks, with an only nominally noticeable repair to the fish’s back end