Posted 2 years ago
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