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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

Sold 6 in. (16 cm.) Wide
1 in. (3 cm.) Deep
3 in. (7.5 cm.) High
Welsh Circa 1920