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    Posted 8 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    This was the major find at VOA today. Half price day on the last Tuesday of the month. I saw this sitting on the showcase counter and rushed through the crowd to grab it. The clerk said " Be careful, It's heavy". She wasn't kidding ! At 19" tall it weighed in at 12 lbs. once I got it home and put it on a scale. The birds are removable with pegs on the bottom that fit into the branch. Now here's the thing. I found one online at "Cowan's Antiques" it's almost an exact match. I say almost because this one is the same size but heavier even though the base is hollow. The auction one is done with silver patinated birds and has Japanese marks on the birds underside. Mine has no marks is all bronze patinated with just a touch of red color on the birds combs. So I figured this one is a reproduction. Doesn't quite have the detail either the birds backs are smooth with no feather detail. They polished out the seams from the casting but didn't take the time to do the feathers. It's still really beautiful but kind of an enigma. -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 8 years ago
      Great sculpture!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      This is the link to Cowan's. Mine looks pretty close to this one but probably not worth nearly as much since it's obviously a reproduction.

      http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?ItemId=100948
    3. pops52 pops52, 8 years ago
      Still looks good!
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      Thanks pops52, Yes it does and it only cost thirteen bucks so I know it's worth at least that much...lol :)
    5. nldionne nldionne, 8 years ago
      Great piece. Looks awful close to me:)
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      stunning piece!!!

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