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    Posted 1 year ago

    Poire
    (59 items)

    I recently found this beautiful wooden bird statue at a moving sale. I don't know what kind of bird he is, except that he is gorgeous! The burls! He is large, 24 inches long from beak tip to tail end, 7 inches tall, at his midsection, and 4 inches wide at his widest. The beak, itself, is 7 inches long! Anyway, he is signed "Burlingham 5/18/78." My research has turned up a few birds made by the same person, and these sites, including eBay, say that Burlingham's first name is Vaughn. These birds all have the round sticker stating what kind of woods have been used to create the birds. In my opinion, I think I found the most beautiful of the Burlingham birds! I so wish my photography skills were better because my photography will never show how beautiful he is.

    Sadly, I cannot seem to find much, if any, information on the artist, Vaughn Burlingham. Do you know anything about him? If so, I would love to learn!

    Enjoy! - Mary

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      He is a beautiful burled wood bird Mary, what a marvelous find! I love his gorgeous tonal brown patina & contrasting beak
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      Wow, that is awesome! Does that say 1878 on bottom? I would not have guessed it that old-makes it even more special. What an great find
    3. Poire Poire, 1 year ago
      Thank you so much for the loves and appreciation, Jenni and Mrstyndall!!

      Mrstyndall, it doesn't say 1878. I, too, at first, at the sale, thought that it was 1878, and an old item. But, when I got home and looked at it more closely, I saw it was 5/18/78. The year was confirmed when I saw other Burlingham birds on the web with their dates. But, he is still awesome, don't you think, at a mere 40 years old!!
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      Oh ok, I can see the 5 now ;). Yes, either way, it is awesome! I love the variations in wood. My father in law does woodworking and has made me several pieces, so I am now drawn to beautiful handcrafted pieces
    5. Poire Poire, 1 year ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall!!
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 year ago
      What a Stunning Piece !!!
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
      This is absolutely gorgeous! What fine craftsmanship!
    8. Poire Poire, 1 year ago
      Thank you so much for all the loves

      fortapache
      vetraio50
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      AdeleC
      blunderbuss2
      antiquerose
      betweenthelens and
      truthordare!!
    9. Poire Poire, 1 year ago
      And, antiquerose and betweenthelens, this piece is truly stunning. I just want to stare at it and rub the beautiful wood! Thanks!
    10. Poire Poire, 1 year ago
      Thank you for the loves truthordare, AnnaB, subi450, and aura!

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