Carved in Lignum Vitae
L 34 cm (13.5") W 14 cm (5.5") H 20 cm (8" )
Carved life size in lignum vitae (denser than water, so not intended as a decoy) with simple but sophisticated, distilled lines of form. It appears to be the work of an exceptional stylist and is known to have come from France.
Extremely tactile, free from superfluous detail and with great poise and character. A crack has appeared along one wing edge but does not detract.
We date it around 1900.
Stock No. 1967