1980 Signed Folk Art Hand Carved & Painted Wooden Christmas Cardinal Bird Figure
Description: A nice folk art hand carved wood bird figure. The carving shows a bird painted in red standing on a tree trunk. The bird has a tuft on top of its head, a yellow beak surrounded by black coloring. The bird also has yellow colored wings with holly leaves and red berries. The piece is signed and dated on the bottom. The bottom has writing in pencil "Xmas Cardinal Jane Von Bone (or it could be Bann or Bass or? we are not quite sure what it is) 1980" in five lines. The carving is well done and shows nice details of the bird's wings, tail, head, beak and the tuft on top of its head. The carving is colored in red, black, yellow, and green colors. The bird is standing on a tree trunk with two wooden yellow colored legs. A wonderful Christmas piece of folk art carving to add to your Collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The bird itself measures ~4 1/2" long with the piece being ~6 1/2" at its highest and the base being ~2 1/8" by ~2". The piece weighs about 4.5 ounces. Artist: Jane Von Bone (or it could be Bann or Bass or? we are not quite sure what it is).
Marks: In pencil the writing "Xmas Cardinal Jane Von Bone (or it could be Bann or Bass or? we are not quite sure what it is) 1980" on the bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and well done wood carved Christmas decorative Cardinal bird, which would make a worthy addition to your collection of bird carvings or Christmas-related decorations.
Condition: The carving is in very good condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have minor bump, a few minor scratches and loss of red coloring at the end point of the tuft on the bird's head. It also has natural cracks in the trunk or base of the carving. The piece is a bit soiled and would probably benefit from a good cleaning but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. Other than that, this is a great piece to add to your collection of bird wood carvings or Christmas decoration. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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