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Decorated Minstrel’s Tambourine (SOLD)

Decorated Minstrel’s Tambourine (SOLD)


Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. G. William Holland; Sold, Sotheby’s, New York, January 1995, lot 585; Harvey and Isobel Kahn; Sold, Northeast Auctions, 3 August 2002, lot 53

Exhibition: Amherst, Massachusetts, Mead Art Museum, American Folk Art, 1974 (illustrated in catalogue, no. 79).


Dimensions: Height on stand 28 1/2', Diam. 21"
Date / Circa: c. 1850
Maker / Origin: American
Medium: Metal rim and cymbals enclosing the leather surface decorated with paddle wheel steamship, all on a turned fruitwood handle

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