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Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Price Realized 747.50 USD
Date Sold 4/5/2014

Lot # 382
Estimate 100.00 - 200.00 USD
Lead JOSE RODRIGUEZ-VELEZ (PUERTO RICO, WEST VIRGINIA)
Description
CARVED AND PAINTED BIRDS, LOT OF TWO, comprising a "Killdeer" and a "Sanderling", each standing on a piece of weathered wood. Each signed, inscribed, and dated by artist. Dated 2005. 9" and 7" HOA.
Excellent condition.
Provenance: Collection of the late John and Lil Palmer, Purcellville, VA. Purchased directly from the artist.
Catalogue Note: Jose Rodriguez-Velez is a contemporary bird carver and ornithologist who currently lives in Green Bank, WV with his wife and son. Born in Puerto Rico, Jose studied biology and ornithology, eventually working in the remote forest of Rio Abajo on the island in an effort to manage an endangered flock of parrots. He is a recognized artist who, in his own words, tries to "show the grace and essence of the subject" in his work. John and Lil Palmer discovered Rodriguez-Velez on one of their many trips to Green Bank (he is a neighbor of Jim and Katy Sheppard) and became enthusiastic patrons as a result.
Name April 5, 2014: Palmer Americana Collection
Auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 4/5/2014
Location 2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
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Description
On April 5, 2014 we were honored to present the important Americana collection of the late John and Lil Palmer of Purcellville, VA in its entirety at unreserved auction with no additions or deletions.

The Palmers were well-known and highly-respected collectors of Americana focusing on Virginia and the South with a special emphasis on important Virginia folk pottery. John recorded detailed provenance and research notes for their collection and many pieces carry publication and exhibition records.

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