18th C Pennsylvania Dutch Wrought Iron Snake Folk Art Great Detail Old Surface For Sale
18TH C PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH WROUGHT IRON SNAKE FOLK ART GREAT DETAIL OLD SURFACE
A wonderful late 18th century wrought iron "SNAKE", Pennsylvania, Late 18th Century.
Wonderful early form with "eyes" and a lifted head. These wrought iron "idols" were made and used by the 18th century Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to "ward off evil spirits" and were placed in the barns and homes.
Nice early example with a rare lifted head and "eyes" and fully coiled body.
This is a rare piece of American Iron. SNAKE DECORATED 18th Century idols are EXTREMELY RARE AND SOUGHT AFTER.
FOR SIMILAR EXAMPLES and a discussion of the practice see, SEE, "Antique Iron" by Schiffer.
The condition is PERFECT and the surface is untouched. There are NO repairs or restorations.
Typical wear and imperfections with age as described above.
Low starting price and
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