S/2252 Antique Welsh Folk Art Coal Carving
A lovely folk art coal carving, possibly anthracite, depicting a miner kneeling with a pick axe and extracting coal, with a pit prop behind and his shovel leaning against the coal face.
This is a lovely fragment of a miner's art, who not only worked down the mine, but had time to enthusiastically carve a piece of coal, depicting the cramped conditions they often had to work in.
Further reading: People's Art (Working class art from 1750 to the present day) by Emmanuel Cooper, Mainstream Publishing 1994
6¼ in. (16 cm.) Wide
1¼ in. (3 cm.) Deep
3 in. (7.5 cm.) High
Welsh Circa 1920