Monday, November 8, 2010

Wild Bird Sculptures and Figurines

The Jarvis House Gallery has many, many bird sculptures and figurines to offer collectors.
First is this elegant carved wooden Egret on a  brance and a cross section of wood.  Egret aand stand 6 1/2" tall by 4" wide.  Iron leg and wooden twig and base.
The bottom of the stand is inscribed with "D.R. 87."
 Another wooden bird figure is the Downy Woodpecker.  He is perched on a white birch log
 that is signed, " Woodcarving by Spear, VT  Downy Woodpecker."  The bird measures 6" lonmg by 1 1/2" wide and has pewter feet and a painted body.  the White Birch log section is 10 1/2" long by 2 1/4" wide. 
This female Cardinal made from painted wood with a real twig section for a base.  The feet are metal and she measures 5" tall including the base and 5 1/2" wide.  She had Brown glass eyes.
This little sculpture is lovingly painted.
A figurine of a winter bird is this jaunty Blue Jay.
 He is porcelain  and has a metallic paper label with the Inarco  Japan logo of the world map. Numbered E-1004. He is 3 3/4" tall by 3 1/2" wide.
 An unusual choice for a subject is this Golden Pheasant.  He measures 2 1/2" high and 3 3/4" wide.
The base of this figurine is stamped in deep red " Made in Occupied Japan." 

 This is also an unusual choice for a bird figurine, that of a White Stork.
 The base of this sculpture is marked with a "2."
He is diminuative at 2" high and 2" wide.
 A real cutie is this Cardinal, just 3" by 2" wide. 
 The base.
He is perched upon a porcelain stump.
 This is a Robin with a matte finish.  3 3/4" tall by 2 1/2" wide.
 The base is inccribed with the letters, "LJ" and in pencil "UPR May 30, 1975."

 This Sparrow has a very glossy finish.  3" tall by 3 3/4" wide.
 Marks are unreadable.
 A charming carved wooden Sparrow with a metal staple and a jute string for hanging.  He has yellow glass eyes.
 This figure measures 2 3/4" tall by 3" wide.
 A larger brown Sparrow figurine has delicate tan painting.  He is 3" tall by 4 1/4" wide.

 These are the Alabaster twins.  They are quite small at 1 3/4" tall by 2 1/4" wide.
 Their bottoms.
This grouping of Quail were made by the Otagiri Company. The largest measures 4" tall by 4 1/4" wide, the second is 2 1/2" tall by 3 1/2" wide, the smallest is 1 1/2" tall by 2" wide.
Here the metalic paper labels can be seen on the bottoms of the figures.
This is a pair of brass Quail.  The larger is 2 1/2" tall by 2" wide, and the smaller is 1 3/4" tall by 1 3/4" wide.

 The smallest figurine in this collection is a porcelain Blue Swift.  He measures only 1' high by 2" wide.

The largest ceramic figurine is this Owl, which sports a rather phychedelic paint job.  He is a jumbo 6" tall by 4" wide.

The paper label on the bottom reads, written in gold print, "L'eau vive S.A. Handmade in Belgium."  There is an outline drawing of a goose.  An additional paper label has" AC205 and Duo Raphael Jade DR."
An unusual black clay unglazed Blackbird figurine.  It measures 4 3/4" across, 5 3/4" long and 2 1/2" wide.

Under the wind is stamped, "Hen Feathers TM copyrighted."
In a completely different direction, this is a clear glass Fan Tail Pigeon.  
It is 3" high by 3 1/2" wide.
 A brass Owl  2 1/2" tall by 1 1/2" wide.

 Here are two adorable wooden Owls.   They each have yellow glass eyes and painted bodies.  

They measure 2 1/2" tall by 1 1/2" wide.
A sweet resin Sparrow.  3" tall by 4" wide.

 This arrangement shows two small Cardinals perched on a twig.  They measure 2" by 3" each and the twig is about 10" long.
This is the last and the strangest bird sculpture in this collection.  Clearly a fanciful interpretation of a wild bird.  He is carved from wood and is 4 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" wide.  
 A small paper label is stamped : Made in Indonesia."
He just had to be the end of this post.  For more information about any of these collectible bird figures contact  

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