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Carved Wooden Owl Sculpture Symbol of Wisdom and Learning with Signature


Art Deco era, hand-crafted owl sculpture. Early 1900s Through the ages, the owl as the international symbol of wisdom and learning has always had a great appeal to art collectors and scholars around the world. This fine example, sitting on a rock is hand-carved out of one piece of wood and he is in excellent condition. This silent and serene 'know it all' is completely 'in the now' and he comes with a signature under the base. It reads 'Alf. Schild' (either Alfred or Alfons). We cannot find anything about this artist so it could also be the former owner (undoubtedly a scholar too). If you are looking for a stylish and good looking work of art with a great patina then this fine sculpture could be flying your way soon. Mind you, perfect packing and worldwide delivery from our store to your door in just 4 days is complimentary. Maximum height x width x depth: 11 x 4.25 x 3 inches. We have a passion for the unique, for quality, for stylish yet practical and for craftsmanship of years gone by. Your purchases will be extremely well packaged and we look forward to serving you (again). Would you like to see all our 600+ listings on 1stdibs? Contact us through the message center and we'll show you the way.


  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 11 in. x W 4.25 in. x D 3 in.

    H 27.94 cm x W 10.8 cm x D 7.62 cm

  • Seller location
    Lisse, NL
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