Herring Gull Carving

Early carving of a calling Herring Gull landing or preparing to take off on a driftwood mount. This was a major reclamation project. Restoration to tip of one wing feather, replacement of a part of one tail feather and minor reinforcement of legs. Old losses to one foot. Paint restoration to head and beak. Still a remarkably lifelike and graceful piece with great detail. This is a large carving, approximately 14" long, but only half the size of an adult Herring Gull, which is a very large seabird common along the Atlantic coast. Carver unknown. Circa early 20th Century. Found in Massachusetts. Multiple additional photos available upon request.
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Herring Gull Carving

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