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 he turned each into an eclectic, one of a kind piece of art. The original inventory of birds was depleted in 2009. Now, the birds are carved faithfully referencing the originals, then hand painted and embellished with the addition of a variety of vintage pieces. The unusual relics such as croquet balls, binoculars and old toys give each inspiring bird his own personality. Objects cast aside as useless are used to demonstrate the fragile balance between nature and industry.
The Mullanium studio closed in July 2020 with the retirement of Tori Mullan.
The bird is perched on a ball for a total height of 6.5" not including the feather. Ball is 3.25" tall. Bird is about 5.5" beak to tail, and 2" across the back. You receive the bird pictured.
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Birds are shipped double boxed and insured for $15. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we'll 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 and once package is prepared. Ships with signature required unless you specifically say signature is not required. Ships to Canada for $60. Difference charged after checkout, prior to shipping.