Bottle Whimsy with Spinning Wheel
circa 1930
6 in HIGH x 2.5 in WIDE x 1.5 in DEEP
(15.24 cm HIGH x 6.35 cm WIDE x 3.81 cm DEEP)
Art Acquisition Fund

Ames Gallery, Berkeley, collection.

This is a Tramp Art bottle whimsy that consists of a wooden spinning wheel painted metallic gold inside a glass bottle.

"This work is a standard Folk Art concept: 'The Ship in the Bottle'. It confounds viewers who wonder how that spinning wheel managed to get into that small-necked bottle. [It is] An object of humor and wonder, created by a now anonymous Fold Artist with time on his or her hands and a sense of humor."

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