Carved by Walter Ketzler, 1893 - 1986. All original, good patina.
There are four works by Ketzler in the curent "Belalmy" exhibit at the Portsmouth, NH. Discovery Center. They are in private collections, carved between 1955 -1959. He is considered to be one of the best Belalmy style carvers.
The folowing information was available. Immigrated to NYC from Germany, where he was a sign painter. Moved to Eliot , Me. in 1955, and worked in Portsmouth.
From a neighbor, we learned he lived on Brixham Road in the old Frost house, torn down a few years ago. "His wife played whist and was a member of the garden club. " "I used to drive my great aunt there when I was a teenager in the 70s."
|Dealer||George Spiecker / Fine Americana|
|Measurements||25 in. L x 7 W x 6 D.|
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