A Continental carved wood sculpture of a falconer made in 19th century

Date Created: 01 August 2016

Author: Unknown

Source: the Internet

Owner: Live auctioneers

Location: USA

Link to: Website

  • Europe
  • Falcon
  • Unidentified Bird of Prey
  • Sculpture
  • 19th Century
  • Hunting
  • Training
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19th century, apparently unsigned, depicting a standing falconer with one arm raised above his head supporting a perched falcon with wings outstretched, on an integral naturalistic base, 59.75'' H x 13'' W x 18.5'' D, est: $1000/1500
Provenance: Private Collection, Ventura, CA.
Overall good condition, with scattered shrinkage cracks, separation at joints, nicks, scratches and wear commensurate with age; the longest shrinkage crack approximately 12'' to body. Scattered repairs to joints. Falcon lacking an approximately 4.5'' x 3'' element to back. Breaks and repairs to figure's fingers; a .5'' loss to end of ring finger.

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