Pecking Rooster

American folk carved rooster

American folk carved rooster

Tear Sheet

John Reber (1857-1938), Germansville, Pennsylvania

c. 1880-1900

Carved and gessoed wood with original paint decoration

Ht. 5 3/4"

with two replaced toes.


Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Metzger, Germansville, Pennsylvania; Richard S. and Rosemarie B. Machmer, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; sold, Sotheby’s, 24 May 1997, lot 430 (partial).

Exhibition: Reading, PA, Historical Society of Berks County, “Just for Nice: Carving and Whittling Magic of Southeastern Pennsylvania,” March – September, 1991.

Literature: Just for Nice (1991), p. 59, fig. 267.