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Original Witco #300 Viking Ship

Original Witco #300 Viking Ship

Regular price $1,699.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,699.00 USD
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Original 1970's vintage Witco Viking Ship W-300 

Tiki modern framed carved wood ship art. 

The wooden ship is mounted over a light beige/cream colored linen fabric. The brass knobs are used as shields over multi-colored painted circles. The artwork is in good condition and shows well. There are no major chips in the wood or damage to the art, but there are a few small knicks on the wood frame (mainly on the top rim) and slight discoloration in a few areas of the linen cloth background (see photos for examples).

This statement art piece is wired and ready to hang and enjoy!

Witco started out as Western International Trading Company and imported South Pacific home furnishing items like Capishell Lamps. The company co-founders and artists were Ron Hovde and Bill Westenhaver. Witco made many ship wall paintings/carvings, wood head carvings, on canvas, fake fur, or other cloth that had only "accents" of paint on it.

The artwork and production plant in Mt. Vernon, Washington eventually sold $15 million worth of Witco products throughout the world over a 10 year run in the 1970's.
As well as their business dealings in decorative imports they also had an interest in carving which eventually evolved into the rough cedar chain saw carved furniture and tikis that Witco, as it became more commonly known, became famous for. Elvis was a big fan of this type of art, owning many pieces and devoting rooms to it.

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