2013 Dan & Donna Strawser Wall Hanging Painted Carved Wood Perched Gray Bird
Description: A hanging hand carved wood and polychrome painted American Folk Art figure. The carving shows a blueish-gray colored bird having orange colored wings and wire legs perched on a branch emanating from the trunk of a tree. The tree trunk has some surface lichen which really adds nice appearance and texture to the piece. The piece has a loop on top to be hung from on a wall as a decorative accent. The bird is gray with white eyes and a yellow beak. Its wings are orange with black and white highlights and its tail is decorated with white circles filled with red color and having black lines emanating from them. It is standing on a small branch with wire legs which are wrapped around it. The carving shows minimum details with mainly the general shape of the bird and the wings being outlined. A very well made hand carved piece of American Folk Art to add to your Americana Collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Although originally from Robesonia, Lancaster County, Daniel Strawser lives in Maine with his wife Donna.
Size: Once hung on the wall the piece would extend outwards for about 3 3/4". The bird itself is ~5 1/2" long, with the back trunk being ~2 1/2" by ~2 1/2". The piece weighs slightly over 3 ounces.
Maker: Daniel and Donna Strawser.
Marks: Marked in black coloring on the back "D + D S 2013". Normally Dan carves the pieces while Donna paints them.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice and colorful piece of Americana, which would make a worthy addition to your collection.
Condition: The carving is in excellent condition, with no breaks, cracks, losses, or repairs. It does have minor scratches and minimal loss to the paint and the lichen on the surface of the trunk. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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