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King Cook

Now there are many kinds of bar-b-ques, but I remember back in the 50s and 60s every back yard had what I call "monuments to man cooking" large stone or brick bar-b-ques. Friends, neighbors and families would get together for a backyard picnic. All of the women would bring the thing that they cooked best, jello molds, cake, potato salad, fried chicken, baked beans, pies, all showing off her best efforts. Everyone ate, and in that manner showed appreciation, however, it was always the man that burnt some weenies and hamburgers that got the big attention and applause.

This piece has 12 figures, four women, four men, three children (two little girls under the table, being quiet, that's where you hear the best stuff) and one large dog, a large stone bar-b-que, a picnic table with table cloth and much food, a wash tub full of ice and beer, lighter and bar-b-que tools, three metal yard chairs.

This piece is miniature art about 14 inches wide by 5 inches high, 1/12 scale, about an inch to the foot of real life, one of a kind (OOAK) and totally original.

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