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Edgar A. Mckillop (NC, 1879-1950) folk art walnut mantle clock, tombstone shaped with brass bell inscribed San Jaun Capistrano 1775. Tan dial with brass surround and dark roman numerals. EDG etched in back of clock and the base signed McKillop N.C. in ink. 11" W x 10 3/4" H. Biography (courtesy of AskArt: Born in Balfour, North Carolina, Edgar McKillop became a well-known folk art carver despite a lack of formal training. His career as a woodcarver began about 1926 when he was offered four black walnut trees from a neighbor in exchange for removing the trees from the neighbor's property. This marked the beginning of his intense interest, which continued until his wife's death in 1938. His subjects included clocks, human figures, musical instruments, and practical objects including furniture. Even when working with large, complex forms, he chiseled the entire figure out of a single block. Condition: Overall very good condition with one small chip at the base and some surface abrasions. Clockworks not tested or guaranteed.