Posted by Michael Wendorf on June 30, 1999 at 22:15:08:
In Reply to: Re: Try #2 for image posted by michael david on June 30, 1999 at 20:53:50:
: When you ask the question how old is this bag do you mean 1950 or 1900. Both can be considered old. I have owned more than one similar items and always felt that even though the colors would all pass the educated "eye test" the naivete of the drawing suggested a rather younger ( 2nd quarter 20th century) bag than older.
: Certainly this date effects the collector in terms of how he views the worth of his collection but it should not change how beautiful he finds the piece.
The colors look old to me. In particular the purple tending toward aubergine is one I assume to be an overdyed color that was either replaced by fusine or omitted in younger bags. The yellow likewise looks old and there is a good green. While the drawing is nicely spaced, it does not seem especially well drawn and I infer nothing from its naivete. I assume the handle is loose. How old is it? I think it is old.
Thanks for the image. Michael
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