This Iron Sculptural Figure of a "Dandy" was found in New Hampshire and probably the work of a talented metal worker circa early 20th to mid century. It's simple form and cylindrical body are supported by two flat metal legs secured with early wing type nuts at the skirt. The arms are tubular iron ending in ball hands secured at the shoulders with early hexagonal nuts. The face is simple and stoic in nature with a scalloped jaw line possible indicating a bearded fellow. The mouth is a narrow cut slot and the nose is a rolled open work feature. The eyes are simply drilled closer than realistic and the top hat has a ruffled brim finished by a stove pipe type cap.
I had a modern stand made for this piece and it measures 34 inches tall. I have no idea what the cylindrical device at he bottom of the feet is for except maybe a candle at Halloween. Nonetheless a very inspired piece of rural folk art and is very pleasing to the eye.
Folk Art Iron "Dandy" Sculpture