An Extremely Rare Hand Carved Irish Bog Oak Owl of museum quality, mid Nineteenth Century, possible earlier.
The removable head with original amber glass eyes, raised on a bone socle and a spreading carved circular base.
Condition: Superb condition.
Height: 6.5" (16.5cm). Base diam: 3" (7.75cm).
Provenance: This rare piece was recently sourced from a dealer in Minnesota U.S.A. and was previously purchased at an antiques fair in England.
NOTE: The National Museum of Ireland has a similar example which bears a makers label of Cornelius Goggin, Irish Bog Oak carver to Her Majesty 13 Nassau Street Dublin.
For a similar example see Irelands Antiques & Period Properties Vol.3 No.2, 2006 Ref. article on page 90 by Jennifer Goff "Stoking the Embers" The Celtic Tradition.
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