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Antique Canadian Folk Art Carved Wooden Glaucous-winged Gull

Signed and Inscribed by Maker

Circa 1950s: This life-sized glaucoused-winged gull, a bird native of the northwest Pacific coast, is, on one side of its wooden base, signed "Made by Harry Otto / Merchant Marine Transports Boer-War 1898-1902 / Royal Enginners World-War-I / To Mum and Dad from "Bill" Canadian Leagion No. 191 Chemainus. B.C." Chemainus is a town on the southeastern side of Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada's furthest southwestern province. The base of this carving is a white and red paint decorated log that gives the species of the bird on one side and the dedicatiion on the other. The gull itself is carved from four separate pieces of wood, and its legs and feet are constructed of painted metal, tape and leather. The bird's eyes are either buttons or large tacks. Measuring 18" wide and 13.5" tall including its base, this fabulous piece of post World War 2 Candian folk art was carved by war veteran Harry Otto and commisioned by a man named Bill who presented this six color painted sculpture to his parents. We don't know how this wonderful gull carving made its way from Canada's Pacific Coast to Central Illinois, but we sure are glad to be able to offer this highly detailed glaucous-winged gull to you.

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Folk Art Wooden Carved and Painted Bird SeaGull of the BC Coast

Antique Canadian Folk Art Carved Wooden Glaucous-winged Gull
For Sale: $750

 

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