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Antique Hand Carved Tankard Native American Indian Portrait - Old Orchard Antiques And Collectibles

Antique Hand Carved Tankard Native American Indian Portrait

Regular price $ 50.00 Sale

This antique, hand carved wooden tankard with a portrait of an American Indian Chief. It looks as though the portrait is painted on but it is difficult to tell. I would venture a guess that it might date from the 1920s-30s. The tankard measures 6-1/4 inches tall by 3 inches in diameter at the top and approximately 3-1/2 inches at the base. There are several small cracks in the base but I don't think they go all the way through. There is a sooty coppery color deposit on the inside bottom. I don't think that it should be used for holding any liquid or drinking from. It is a nice piece of folk art.

A friend told me she had one similar, that it came from the Catskill Mountains and was referred to as "Weird Wood."