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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I don't know who made it, and...

    I DON'T CARE !


    Over life size, unmarked, cold painted Vienna bronze, nib wiper.

    I had him 30 years ago, and he is my favourite :-)

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    1. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Dont let him eat your bugs. Nice birdie!
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Too much bugs... THEY would eat HIM first ;-)
      Thank you Caperkid for your nice funny quick lovely comment!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      I don't care who made it,'s spectacular! :)
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hehe, I'm a little upset by so much people wanting to know "who made it and when" for common items... Why can't just enjoy...
      Thank you Efe!
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Kyra, I agree with that 100%. There are things which will always remain mysteries simply because it's not possible to find out who made it and when. The other reason is that there is no information about a certain item on the web, no matter how hard a person looks for it. For example - my sea serpent/cat/snail in blue luster! LOL!
    6. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      I made them and i want them back. Please.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      LOL @Caperkid! Methinks you're fresh outta luck on that one....
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Lol! Good answer Caperkid! or John Doe on wednesday, 3 P.M. ;-))
    9. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      A beautiful Collectible piece. much like gold to you or me !
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Wow -- I thought it was a real bird when I saw in on the opening page. I thought you posted your birdie. Sp Cool.

      < .... but he looks like he kicked the bucket in the last pic.....LOL......J/k ... of course...> Awwwwwwww.....
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Peeep, drunk birdie! Rose! I had a rescued baby magpie who attacked him when I showed it to her :-) Thank you for the compliment and funny comment !

      Bladerunner, you're so right, thank you for your highly appreciated visit and comment :-)
    12. Gillian, 6 years ago
      I never heard of such a thing! A nib wiper. He/She is amazing - love it.
    13. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Gilian, they were from dip pen and inkwells era!
      some others from pinterest:

    14. Gillian, 6 years ago
      Thanks Kyra,
      I'm from the pen and inkwell era myself, it's just I've never heard of a nib wiper. I looked through your links, and I think your sparrow is the nicest and prettiest I've seen.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Kyra, This is absolutely incredible!! So very detailed in every way!
    16. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      So detailed, it could fly away any moment to eat me insects. Beauty bird!
    17. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ha Gilian, me too learned writing with a dip pen and inkwell :-)
      Jscott thank you for your always appreciated visit and nice comment !
      Marga, lol, he is a well behaved birdie and won't touch any of our bugs ;-))
    18. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Paul for stopping here and loving the tweetie :-)
    19. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Jean!
    20. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    21. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      kyratango, très beau spécimen reproduit d'un Moineau Domestique Mâle, d'un réaliste renversant, félicitation.....
      Very beautiful specimen of House Sparrow Male, reproduce here, amazing and so realist, congratulation.
      Cette oiseaux me rappelle ma première amour, je l'adore.

    22. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Tallcake, thank you for your visit and appreciation, I highly appreciate your comment and love :-)

      Alan, thank you, merci !
      He is amazingly realistic, I love him so much!
    23. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      just lovely....
    24. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ho2cultcha and AGalWithGlass, many thanks for your loves!
    25. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Roycroft, so kind of you! The lovely comment plus beautiful link :-))
      Thank youuuu!
    26. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I love your bird Kyra, and you presented it so nicely with your artful pics!
    27. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      "Peep peeep tweeet" birdie said he loves you too Rick :-)
      Thank you for your kind comment, love and compliment!
      Thank you too Kathykay and Radegunder for your lovely visit :-)
    28. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Absolutely beautiful,Kyra!
      But the last photo made me scared,looks so realistic !
      Sometimes,birds escaping from predacious ones crashed at my window.This is so sad...
    29. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Right Yvonne! Had some too who crashed against the windows. . . We were two running when hearing the boom... Me and the cat!
      But not in the same intention :-D
      Thank you for your visit and nice comment !
    30. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you for your loves Inky and Officialfuel :-)
    31. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      Happy Holidays :)
    32. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank youuuuu, Eye! Happy Holidays too :-)
    33. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Many thanks for your visit and love, Ho2cultcha and Sean :-D
    34. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      OMG! I thought 'Nib Wiper' was the bird's name! "Aye, there's a lovley Nib Wiper in the tree over there!" You have your tits and buntings, I though well, why not a Nib Wiper?

      SMACK MY HEAD!!! He's darling!
    35. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Lol! You're funny Celiene :-D
      Of course, why not call him a French brown headed nib wiper!
      Birds can have so strange names :-)
      Thank you for your comment!
    36. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 years ago
      I really LOVE this one and it is NOT a bug!!!!
    37. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Oh Vintagelamp! Not a bug, but he is my favourite though :-)
      Thank you for your lovely comment :-))
    38. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      A quiet, harmless little bird,
      About your door I come ;
      And when my low "
      chick-chick," is heard,
      I'm asking for a crumb.
      O'er mint and clover-tops I flit,
      And through the fragrant yarrow ;
      Then, waiting near your door I sit,
      A patient little sparrow.
      To yon old churchyard late I flew,
      And from its gate looked round,
      Where marble stood, and willows grew,
      Within the silent ground.
      The branches drooped, the graven stone
      Gazed on the grassy barrow ;
      But all was hush, and thftre was none
      Awake to hear the sparrow.
      In simple suit of russet brown,
      I thus am daily dressed,
      While other birds on me look down ;
      Yet I've a peaceful breast.
      No envy for the loud and gay
      Shall e'er my bosom harrow ;
      More lowly, I'm more blest than they,
      A fearless, trustful sparrow !
      For clearer note, and richer plume,
      And wider wings to fly,
      May others higher rank assume
      On nature's scale, than I.
      Yet crimson, azure, green and gold
      Attract the archer's arrow :
      Bright captives, too, the cage may hold,
      That never held a sparrow !
      Now. lady, lest around your door
      The bird that comes to-day
      A crumb to ask, may come no more,
      At heart my message lay.
      For I'm our Maker's carrier-bird,
      Though seems my sphere so narrow ;
      And 'tis a kindly Spirit-word
      He sendeth by " the sparrow
    39. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      How sweet is this poem, thank youuu Roycroft :-)
    40. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wooh! HUGE collective (and late..) thanks from the tweetie to all of you, 31 lovers :-D
    41. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Lol, I wouldn't care either! He's adorable.
    42. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you, adorable Vintagefran!
      Thanks from birdie for your love, SpiritBear!
    43. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Another one, but... that price!!! Ô..Ô
    44. Anik Anik, 4 years ago
      Such a beautiful piece!
    45. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Oh, thank you Anik for your beautiful comment!
      Sorry for the late answer... still not receiving notifications from CW!
    46. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      I'm loving your little Sparrow once again!! So incredible!!
    47. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      The common sparrow is one of my fave birds, this is gold to me. The only thing I don't like is tipping him over in the last photo, as he looks dead there.
    48. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Phil, I love these little buggers too! Except when it is spring time and they begin to SCREAM in the tree near my bedroom at 5.06AM.... it will soon arrive :-))
      Thank you, and sorry for the dead bird effect in last pic!
    49. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Yep, screaming to say "hey, get up, the sun rose, we have another day!!" This little guy is very sweet! I love Roycroft's poem too. Thanks - I had never heard of nib wipers until you shared this and your lizard. :-)
    50. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Aww, thank you from the birdie, six-0-one :-)

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