A painted scene that documents the gold rush era, hand painted in acrylic on a Howlite stone slab is a wonderful depiction of a prospector panning for gold in the Wild West.
The porcelain luster of the mineral, Howlite, creates a polished and attractive surface for the painted scenes. This whimsical folk art is hand painted from the 1960's.
In excellent condition! Like new ..... no chips or cracks. 6" tall, 5" wide. Artist is Evelyn Eaton. Includes a metal stand.
Howlite forms in nodules that appear like the heads of cauliflower. Veins of black web-like streaks are often interlaced throughout the nodules, adding to the character of the painting by incorporating these veins within the design of the scene.
Howlite is named for its discoverer, Henry How, a Nova Scotia geologist, however California is the source for almost all of the larger nodules that weigh up to 100 pounds.
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