Finely made pig cutting board
found in upstate N.Y. State. Carved in relief out of maple. Measures
21 1/2" long by 8 1/2" high at top of head and 10"
high at rump. When we got it, the rear foot that appears ahead
of the other rear foot was missing. We carved a new one and attached
it in place (the photo of the back side of the board shows this
junction, which is quite secure). There are multiple knife marks
on the back side of the board, indicating that it was well used.
Probably dates to the early-mid 20th century. Terrific example
of functional American folk art. (CM-40)