1950s Folk Art Miniature Model Dentist Pulling Tooth
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Directory: Archives: Instruments and Implements: Scientific: Pre 1950: item # 407882
Please refer to our stock # M821 when inquiring.
PO Box 1896
Murrells Inlet, SC
Offered for your enjoyment is an absolutely wonderful, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, miniature, folk art dentist office display model from the 1950ís! The display has been artistically crafted and assembled of randomly selected materials and miscellaneous fabrics to create a miniature model of a dentist practicing his craft on a most distraught patient.
This imaginative work of art is best appreciated in person as it was difficult to photograph due to glare from both flash and natural sunlight. All colors are quite rich and not at all faded as they may appear in some photos.
This fabulous vignette captures the apprehension we all may have felt at one time or another as we lay in the dentist chair! The patientís face and body language tell it all! (Take a look at those nasty teeth! This poor dentist truly has his work cut out for him!)
Quite diminutive, the base measures 6 X 7 inches and the dentist stands just over 7.5 inches high. The condition is very good with crisp painted colors. Please view all photos- the detailing is marvelous! The patient is missing his (R) arm and the dentist had a couple of broken ankles repaired at some point in his career perhaps by a quack orthopedist!! Neither imperfection is readily apparent, as one's eye is drawn to this miniature scene as a whole and the very human message it exudes.
An absolutely wonderful and unique example of folk art ready to display and enjoy in your home or office!