Plantation man or police man

Sep 30, 2021. 16:21 UTC
Plantation Man or Police man
United States of America


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Standing 6 1/2" Tall, we call him the Plantation Man, it feels like maybe wire under limbs, leather belt. African or Jamaican?



Answered within 31 minutes
Sep 30, 16:52 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$150 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Timothy,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

International Outsider School, 20th Century
American or West Indies
"Policeman" or "Plantation Man"
Clay over a wire frame, with fabric "clothing", his hands
6 1/2 inches tall
CONDITION: weathering with some paint/surface losses and dirt accumulation to the face
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Timothy robert kasnoff Sep 30, 22:39 UTC

Hello, Thank you,

It appears to hand molded, with a clay like Pliable material. not bendable, kinda like a firm "Gumby". No marking at all. I have since seen some Bahama Police uniforms that are similar.

Delia Oct 01, 18:36 UTC

Thanks. Outsider Art is pretty hot right now, particularly at some auction houses like Slotins that might recognize the hand. I am pretty sure this isn't African (the costume seems too Western).

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