The vintage bird collection, designed by Jim Mullan, was inspired by his fascination with birds and antique objects. The crows were used as hunting decoys in the 30’s and 40’s and the smaller birds were carved in the 1950’s. The original decoys were passed on to Jim in 1991 and just recently he has turned each into an eclectic, one of a kind piece of art. You can see Jim’s lively sense of humor in each one of his creations.
The original inventory of birds was depleted in 2009. Now, Jim carves the birds, faithfully referencing the originals. He then hand paints each bird, finishing them with the addition of a variety of vintage pieces. The unusual relics he uses, such as croquet balls, binoculars and old toys give each inspiring bird his own personality. Objects that were cast aside as useless are used in his designs to demonstrate the fragile balance between nature and industry.
Bird on a vintage binoculars. Total height about 10" including bird but not the plume. Bird itself is about 8.5" from beak to tail, and about 3" across the back. Binoculars about 6" tall and 4.55" wide across the bottom. Rather than using words to describe the piece, I took a bazillion photos. You receive the bird pictured.
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Birds are shipped double boxed and insured for $15. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping, assuming everything will travel safely together. Credit applied after checkout once package is prepared. Signature required on delivery by FedEx unless you specifically indicate otherwise. Ships to Canada for $40. Difference charged after checkout.