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 turned into eclectic, one of a kind pieces of art. You can see a lively sense of humor in each creation. The original inventory of birds was depleted in 2009. The birds are hand carved, faithfully referencing the originals, hand painted and finished 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 once cast aside as useless are used to demonstrate the fragile balance between nature and industry.
The handsome bird on Ball stands approx. 8" tall (including the plume) in total. Bird itself (not including plume) measures 5.75" long from beak to tail, and 4" tall. Measures about 2.5" across the back.
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Birds are shipped double boxed and insured for $15. Signature required on delivery unless you specifically request otherwise and accept responsibility for the possibility it will be left unattended on your door. Ships to Canada for $60. Difference charged after checkout and prior to shipping.