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Mid-20th Century Hand Carved Folk Art Bird Diorama with Authentication Stamp
Mid-20th century hand carved Folk Art bird diorama with authentication stamp. We are proud to offer a very rare one-off Folk Art hand carved tropical bird diorama named “The drinking Pool”. The birds were collected of carved by a captain in the British Parachute regiment who was based in India from 1939-1945. After his death the document states, his father handmade this bespoke diorama to house the birds and create the scene called “The drinking Pool” in loving memory of this son. The diorama is made from an old Champagne crate (the stamp is still present across sections of the cart. The box is filled with the collection of hand carved/painted birds, with additional décor such as an old mirror is used to depict a Pool of water, branches and molded hills settings hand been placed to create the scenery. The back of the enclosure is paper lined, and hand painted with a mountain view. The front of the box is covered with an elaborate gesso and wood frame, and the handle at the top is made from an old brass fitting, the glass front is also original. A wonderful item with much history attached to it and overall just a beautiful object for decorative and display purposes, you won’t find another one. Dimensions in inches: H 17” x W 23” x D 9” Age 1939 -1952 Origin: India Condition: This item is completely solid in structure and form, aged wear and tear is present in the form of surface scratches, scuffs, losses across the outside gesso frame, crackling across the outer surface and fading and wear to the inside of the diorama. Its strongly suggested to view all photos as part of this advert and propose questions before a purchase is made to avoid disappointment.
- In the Style Of
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1939
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
- DimensionsH 17 in. x W 23 in. x D 9 in.H 43.18 cm x W 58.42 cm x D 22.86 cm
- Seller LocationLondon, GB
- Reference NumberLU4304215034022
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