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Includes an Artist Signed, Hand Carved and Hand Painted Hollow Brant dated 1995, #1, with certificate. Certificate states "An antique replica of a New Jersey Decoy, Circa 1889" Large Size
Artist: John Jeffrey Barto of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Information on Artist: In the late 1970's his interest in old decoys encouraged him to create these graceful masterpieces with his own hands. Soon the demand for his carvings made it a full time profession. His sculptures of birds and fish have hints of the predecessors through their elegant flowing design. Most are carved from his own live or photographic studies. After many sketches a pattern is drawn and transferred to a block of wood. The outline was cut with a bandsaw and from there the shape evolves using various carving knives and tools. When the finished form is smoothly sanded, selectively places markings are burned into the wood by hand with a stylus. Transparent hues of color then enhance the beauty of the wood grain which accentuates each piece by giving an inlaid appearance. A final patina-like finish completes his distinctive carvings of water fowl, shorebirds or fish. These find their way throughout the world as they attract collectors who appreciate their fine workmanship and heirloom value.
Mr. Barto Passed away on October 31, 2008 at 65 Years old. He is well remembered for his talent as an artist craftsman specializing in carving graceful wood sculptures depicting birds, waterfowl and fish.
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Discover Rustic Relics & Curiosities, an online auction with captivating treasures from a bygone era. Explore the meticulous hand-carved wood duck sculptures by acclaimed artist John Jeffrey Barto, alongside Dept 56 figurines and charming Byers Choice carolers, each piece holds a touch of magic. Embrace the holiday spirit with the North Country Santa and revel in the nostalgia of the Danbury Mint 1938 Budweiser Delivery Truck. Don't miss the heartwarming Kingstate Doll Crafter Amish Couple. Quench your thirst for unique collectibles with Cuckoo Clock, irons, and bank bottles, and immerse yourself in the nostalgia of American Bandstand memorabilia. Uncover the artistry of vintage cigar labels, delve into the world of finance with cancelled stock certificates, and seize the opportunity to own an iconic Planters Peanut jar. Join us now and embark on a journey through this enchanting world of rustic relics and curiosities, where cherished pieces await to enrich your collection and bring delight to your life. Place your bids and embrace the allure of the past!