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Painted Wooden Cubist Style Folk Fish Sculptured
Located in Houston, TX
Wooden cubist fish sculpture that is painted in red, orange and yellow. The sculpture is hanging
Category

1990s Contemporary Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Set of Five Small American Folk Art Fish Decoys
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Group of five Folk Art fish decoys composed of painted tinned iron sheet metal or aluminum fins and
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Decoys

Materials

Lead

Grouping of Five Hand-Painted and Carved American Folk Art Fish Decoys
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Group of five Folk Art fish decoys composed of painted tinned iron sheet metal or aluminum fins and
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Decoys

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Folk Art Carved Walking Cane, Snakes and Fish
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Folk Art carved walking cane with hand, 2 snakes and fish. Cane measures 7" wide, 7" deep and 38.25
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Folk Art Nantucket Island Ornamental Fishing Line "Fish" Spool Souvenir
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand carved and painted mint green fish souvenir spool from Nantucket Island (ca. 1940s, MA, USA
Category

Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Stone

Mexican Ceramic Jug Vase Fishes 1994 Dolores Porras Folk Art Decorative Vessel
By Dolores Porras
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
, this vivid approach of decorating with lucid turtle figures, iguanas, snakes, fishes, flowers, mermaids
Category

1990s Mexican Folk Art Ceramics

Materials

Enamel

Antique Pair of Folk Art Figures Fisherman and Fish Seller under Glas Domes
Located in Munich, DE
This marvellous pair of Folk Art figures are made out of painted paper mash and carved and painted
Category

Antique 1830s French Louis Philippe Toys

Materials

Wood

Folk Art Handmade Pottery Sculpture of a Fish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folk art handmade pottery sculpture of a fish - a great replica of a fish trophy in the most
Category

20th Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pottery

Norman Scott "Butch" Quinn Paddle Fish Folk Art Sculpture
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A 1996 Folk Art sculpture by the noted Outsider Artist Norman Scott "Butch" Quinn titled Paddle
Category

1990s American Sculptures and Carvings

Italian Folk Art Fish Sculpture from 18th/19th Century Fragments Found Objects
Located in Forney, TX
A fabulous large Italian folk art fish sculpture. Hand-crafted in the 21st century using found 18th
Category

Antique 18th Century Italian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Shell, Reclaimed Wood, Giltwood, Driftwood

Vintage Eagle Hunting Fish Copper Weather Vane
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous copper weather vane with an eagle hunting a fish USA, 20th century Cast copper and
Category

20th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes

Materials

Brass, Copper, Wrought Iron

Bold Expressionist Folk Art Portrait, Original Vintage Gouache Painting, 20th C.
Located in Bristol, GB
VINTAGE ORIGINAL GOUACHE PAINTING Depicting a black figure in a hat carrying two large fish
Category

20th Century Asian Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Paint

Monumental 19th Century Fisherman Atop Fish Double Whirligig Weather Vane
Located in Nantucket, MA
Monumental 19th century fisherman atop fish double whirligig weather vane, from Harpswell, Maine
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes

Materials

Pine

Chinese Polychrome Lucky Fish
Located in Chicago, IL
folk art designs. The fish is carved with a squat, rounded body and finished with colorful pigments in
Category

20th Century Chinese Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Pine

Chinese Polychrome Lucky Fish
Chinese Polychrome Lucky Fish
H 9.5 in W 7.5 in D 3 in
Early 20th C Copper Fish Weathervane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th C full body copper fish weathervane. Custom made iron Mount. Great condition and Nice
Category

Early 20th Century American Adirondack Weathervanes

Materials

Copper, Iron

Early 20th C Copper Fish Weathervane
Early 20th C Copper Fish Weathervane
No Reserve
H 15 in W 25 in D 5 in
Antique North Carolina Bait Shop Retail Flounder Fish Painted Wood Trade Sign
Located in Forney, TX
weathered patina! A wonderful example of American folk art, early 20th century, primitive hand-crafted
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

American Pictorial Fish Hand Hooked Rug, Mounted
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa 1940s Folk art mounted fish American hooked rug, mounted for hanging. Found in the state of
Category

Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Rugs

Materials

Wool

Carved Tuna Fish
Located in Norwell, MA
Hand carved hanging tuna fish. Awesome carved tuna with hand rubbed pickled finish. This finish is
Category

2010s American Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Carved Tuna Fish
Carved Tuna Fish
H 14 in W 35 in D 3 in
Once Known as the Fish People 1986 Folk Art by Pat Mervis Schwartz
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Quite charming folk art assemblage by the noted artist Pat MMervis Schwartz. Dated 1986, signed and
Category

Vintage 1980s American Outsider and Self Taught Art

Materials

Wood

Fish creative 3D Tile for interior by MAKHNO
By MAKHNO PRODUCT
Located in Jõe tn 2-2 korrus, Tallinn
With its elegant and delicate design, the FISH is not just a mere wall decoration, but a work of
Category

2010s Ukrainian Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painting Auspicious Fishes Lotus Flowers in Pond
Located in 景德镇市, CN
This Chinese Classic Ink Hand Painting Auspicious Fishes Lotus Flowers is with very good meaning
Category

2010s Paintings

Materials

Paper

Hand Painting Auspicious Fishes Lotus Flowers in Pond
Hand Painting Auspicious Fishes Lotus Flowers in Pond
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H 25.6 in W 25.6 in D 0.04 in
Six Foot Carved Wood Fish
Located in Norwell, MA
Intricately carved hanging wood fish. Carved with gills, eyes, fins etc. Colorfully painted in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Six Foot Carved Wood Fish
Six Foot Carved Wood Fish
H 24 in W 75 in D 5 in
Important Estate Karel Appel Signed Numbered Original Colored Fish Lithograph
By Karel Appel
Located in New York, NY
Vibrant Abstract Figure of a Fish with a Magnificent Array of Exquisite Colors and Patterns on Fine Paper
Category

20th Century French Posters

Materials

Paper

19th Century Chinese Restaurant Hand Carved Trade Sign of Fish
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
19th century Chinese restaurant hand carved trade sign of fish.
Category

Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Carved and Painted Tuna Fish Carving
Located in Norwell, MA
, etc. Reminiscent of the signs that hung in the fish stalls at the Dover England fish stalls
Category

2010s American Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Carved Tuna Fish with Painted Finish
Located in Norwell, MA
hanging bolts. This carved fish is reminiscent of the trade signs that would hang in the fishmongers
Category

2010s British Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Six Foot Carved Wood Tuna Fish
Located in Norwell, MA
Finely carved tuna fish trade sign with pickled finish. Carved from solid timber with fins, gills
Category

2010s British Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Six Foot Carved Wood Tuna Fish
Six Foot Carved Wood Tuna Fish
H 26 in W 68 in D 5 in
Six Foot Carved Fish From England
Located in Norwell, MA
Six foot hand carved fish from England. Most recently from a local seafood restaurant. Nicely
Category

1990s British Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Six Foot Carved Fish From England
Six Foot Carved Fish From England
H 32 in W 74 in D 5 in
Whimsical Pair of Fish-Shaped Hats, Theatrical or Parade use CA 1920-40
Located in York County, PA
This fun pair of folk art fish-hats, made ca 1920, are carefully constructed of wire, fabric, and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Toys

Materials

Paper

3 Folk Art Carved Mahogany Low Relief Fishermen Farmer Sailboat Wall Plaques
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of three vintage folk art style carved wooden relief wall hangings, showing a fisher man with a
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Mahogany

Pre-Columbian Chancay Painted Textile - Brown Fishes and Dots On Vertical Bands
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Chancay Painted Textile with Brown Fishes and Dots On Vertical Bands. Even though the piece is
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Peruvian Pre-Columbian Antiquities

Carved and Painted Tuna Fish Trade Sign
Located in Norwell, MA
Expertly carved trade sign reminiscent of those that used to hand in the large waterfront fish
Category

2010s British Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Large Celtic Norse Nordic Scandanavian Viking Wood Carved Folk Art Pagan Totem
Located in Studio City, CA
A large, heavy, intricately carved, rather engaging wood folk art pagan totem figure of a woman
Category

Early 20th Century Scandinavian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Bobo Bird Fish Dance Mask, ex H. Kamer, Early Mid 20th Century published
Located in Point Richmond, CA
An important Bobo zoomorphic mask with fish and bird elements, added color for a dramatic impact
Category

Mid-20th Century Burkinabe Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

1950s Folk Art Sculpture Group Of Drunk Swedes At Bar Scene
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
1950s Folk Art wood carving of a group of drunk Swedes at a bar scene with fish and alcohol
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pine

Monumental Mexican Carved Polychrome Mermaid Dance Mask, Folk Art Sculpture
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificent life-size Mexican folk art hand carved and painted wood body dance mask, in the form
Category

Early 20th Century Mexican Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Gesso, Paint

Carved Pine Fish Shop Sign
Located in Cheshire, GB
Carved model of a Marlin. Dimensions: Height 20 inches Width 56 inches Depth 5.5 inches.
Category

Early 20th Century British Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pine

Carved Pine Fish Shop Sign
Carved Pine Fish Shop Sign
H 20 in W 56 in D 5.5 in
Antique Erik Molin Swiss Carved Birch Old Man Nutcracker Figurine w Fish Tail 8"
Located in Dayton, OH
. The base of his torso terminates in a fish tail. Dimensions: 1.5" x 2.5" x 7.75" (Width x Depth x
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Birch

19th Century Inlaid Game Board with Inlaid Fish, Initials, Dated 1863
Located in Nantucket, MA
19th century inlaid game board, upper section with fish motif, initials "O.S.A.L." and date of 1863
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Canadian Game Boards

Materials

Maple, Oak

Koi Fish Installation Figure by Robert "Bob" Matheny
By Bob Matheny
Located in San Diego, CA
Koi Fish installation figure by Southern California Artist Robert "Bob" Matheny. This piece was
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Stunning 37.10 Carats Bi Color Fish Shape Tourmaline Drilled Carving
By Deloris "Dee" Giltz 1
Located in Peshawar, PK
Stunning 37.10 Carats Bi-Color Fish Shape Tourmaline Drilled Carving. Weight: 37.10 Carats
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Adam Style Sculptures and Carv...

Materials

Crystal

Animal Pot by Mata Ortiz Potter Hector Gallegos
Located in Chicago, IL
, etched with a rich tapestry of animals including several bears, a coyote, a deer, various birds, fish
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Folk Art Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

carving pair oak folk naive hunting deer dog Demeter sea monster L88.5cm 34 3/4
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
Charming naive/folk art/sculptural pair of carvings. Crisp, fluid, characterful carving. Lustrous
Category

Antique 17th Century English Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Oak

Carved Soapstone Sculpture of a Seated Inuit Holding a Bone Narwhal Tusk & Fish
Located in Nantucket, MA
carved bone fish in the other.
Category

Early 20th Century Canadian Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Soapstone

Mechanical Bank "Fishing Bears" Battery Operated with Original Box, circa 1950s
Located in Incline Village, NV
condition and with the four original fish, AND with the brightly colored, animated and highly lithographed
Category

Vintage 1950s Japanese Folk Art Toys

Materials

Tin

Hand Carved Volk Art Box with Mermaid & Brass Intarsia, Warsaw
Located in Esbjerg, DK
The fish-women or mermaid has been a symbol of the City of Warsaw, Poland since 1622. This box made
Category

Antique Early 1900s Polish Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage Continental Terracotta Slipware Decorated Dish, Signed, 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
decorated with a stylized flat fish in yellow slip - indistinct back stamp - Portugal (likely) - mid 20th
Category

Mid-20th Century Portuguese Folk Art Ceramics

Materials

Terracotta

Vintage Headhunter Brass and Trade Bead Necklace, Nagaland
Located in Point Richmond, CA
hunter's head shaped like a fish as the centerpiece, attributed to the Konyak and contiguous tribal groups
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Tribal Art

Materials

Tin

Mexican Antique One of a Kind Flower Pot Clay Dolores Porras Ceramic Vase
By Dolores Porras
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
, this vivid approach of decorating with lucid turtle figures, iguanas, snakes, fishes, flowers, mermaids
Category

Vintage 1980s Mexican Folk Art Ceramics

Materials

Enamel

19th Century Sailor's Decorated Sea Chest, signed.
Located in Nantucket, MA
molding around top and base, and a unique fish-shaped escutcheon; the hinged lid reveals a beautiful
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Hardwood

Dora De Larios Signed Mexican American California Studio Pottery Sculpture Bowl
By Dora De Larios
Located in Studio City, CA
waves and various swimming fish. Quite striking and whimsical. De Larios was born in Los Angeles to
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Model of a New England Fishing Catch, 1900’s
Located in Kenilworth, IL
engraving of a fish adorns one side of the hull. American, early 20th century.
Category

Early 20th Century American Toys

Materials

Cotton, Pine

System walking stick, fisherman’s seat, France 1900.
Located in Milan, IT
work on the tackle or unhook a fish. France circa 1900.
Category

Early 20th Century French Antiquities

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo

William Wyman Signed Massachusetts Midcentury Herring Run Studio Pottery Bowl
By William Wyman
Located in Studio City, CA
, Massachusetts. The piece is signed by Wymann with his impressed "W W" monogram and fish symbol. It was
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Polia Pillin Signed Mid-Century Modern California Studio Pottery Yunomi Tea Cup
Located in Studio City, CA
, plates, bowls, etc., with the majority of subjects involving women, horses, cats, fishes, and other
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Polia Pillin Signed Mid-Century Modern California Studio Pottery Yunomi Tea Cup
Located in Studio City, CA
, plates, bowls, etc., with the majority of subjects involving women, horses, cats, fishes, and other
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

From the Rush Limbaugh Collection Korhogo Cloth from Ivory Coast of Africa
By Korhogo Tribe
Located in Asheville, NC
future. The crocodile and fish at the top represent fertility and abundance.
Category

Antique 19th Century Primitive Tribal Art

Materials

Cotton

System walking stick, fisherman’s seat, France 1900.
Located in Milan, IT
work on the tackle or unhook a fish. France circa 1900.
Category

Early 20th Century French Antiquities

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo

Vintage Tribal Bakonongo Terracotta Vessel with Ethnic Depictions Congo 1950s
Located in Salzburg, AT
, fish, lins, small chain links and knots can be found on the outer wall of the object. The object has
Category

Vintage 1950s Congolese Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Terracotta

A Rare Double Roll of Pacific Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz, Red Feather Currency
Located in London, GB
would exchange a few fish with a farmer for some of his crop, but bartering systems don’t work when you
Category

Antique 19th Century Solomon Islands Tribal Art

Materials

Feathers

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Folk Fish For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of folk fish for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique folk fish was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and ceramic. We have 134 antique and vintage folk fish in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Folk fish have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Folk fish made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made folk fish over the years, but those made by Dolores Porras, Agustin Cruz Prudencio and Agustin Cruz Tinoco are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Folk Fish?

Prices for folk fish can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, folk fish begin at $29 and can go as high as $49,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,600.