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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1156 items)

    It always amazes me how pieces just show up the next day after days of nothing to look at. This fellow was on the shelf with another smaller figure. I think he has the better pedigree. He's 14" tall and made of a very beautiful dense wood that's a bit on the heavy side. Great color and the carving is very well done. I think he's missing a staff or fishing pole because there's a hole in his one hand. He's also carrying a large basket. The base has a stress crack along the grain of the wood in it too. Most likely from a dry home with low humidity. There is an odd two character mark on the bottom. Not sure about it's age but it is impressive to look at. -Mike-

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    1. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I've always loved carved pieces of wood in all forms
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the "love" and comment Zowie :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      He's a wisdom piece for me! I look at him and imagine life lessons.
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Karen :) You are so right !
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Hmm this is odd I'm not getting any e-mail notifications from my posts or when people comment. I didn't get the morning new post e-mail either. Don't know if it's a problem with yahoo or CW's server. Been like this since yesterday anyone else having a problem??
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      I too love carved wood Mike, and I love this!!
    7. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I reckon his one smart fellow even for a chunk of wood

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