Carved Bird - Would love to know more !

cake_ladyDecember 4, 2012

If anyone could suggest who this bird might be carved by, it has initials "MF" on base. It is a very tactile object and the lines are fab, would just love to know more ...

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lazy_gardens

It looks like one of the Seri Indian ironwood sculptures.

Is it wooden, but REALLY heavy?

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 2:14PM
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cake_lady

Quite - I was told it came from Cornwall

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 6:34AM
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jemdandy

The carving resemblies a penguin.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 1:09AM
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lazy_gardens

It might be a seabird like a murre or guillemot - very sleek almost no tail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Murre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillemot

I'd have to fondle the wood to tell if it's ironwood. Bu7t without a signature, it's impossible to say exactly what it is.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 10:17AM
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