Witch Painting on Tray


A highly unusual naive painting of a witch on an 18th century mahogany piecrust tray. Some of the painted surfaces are incised. The painting is of a witch with a peaked hat holding a staff. (Note the 7 fingers on her hand.) Also shown are the four aces and a book, whose writing is illegible. There is some damage to the tray. This is a highly unique, and most likely a one-of-a-kind example of early folk art.

Dimensions: Approximately 18 1/2" diameter.

Item No. 080172

Price: $5,000.

Sale Price: $2,500. (Firm)

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