This American carving is so appealing. This carved life ring has an unpainted frame accented with stripes of cloth and encircled by twine. The center is hand-painted and carved with a scene of a sailboat on rough seas. "Tootie Somerville" is carved on the life ring, probably the name of the boat.
Country of Origin: United States.
Medium: Wood, cloth, paint.
Size: 11 1/4" Diameter.
1 1/4" Deep.
Condition: Slight roughness to the frame in the form of minor splitting and losses, fading of the paint color from age, and yellowing of the cloth.
Circa: Early 20th Century.
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