027. An Extremely Rare Irish Bog Oak Hand Carved Owl Mid 19th Ct


 

An Extremely Rare Hand Carved Irish Bog Oak Owl of museum quality, mid Nineteenth Century, possible earlier.

The removable head with original amber glass eyes, raised on a bone socle and a spreading carved circular base.

 

Condition: Superb condition.

 

Height: 6.5" (16.5cm). Base diam: 3" (7.75cm).

 

Shipped to Media, Pennsylvania, USA. 

 

Provenance: This rare piece was recently sourced from a dealer in Minnesota U.S.A. and was previously purchased at an antiques fair in England.

 

NOTE: The National Museum of Ireland has a similar example which bears a makers label of Cornelius Goggin, Irish Bog Oak carver to Her Majesty 13 Nassau Street Dublin.

For a similar example see Irelands Antiques & Period Properties Vol.3 No.2, 2006 Ref. article on page 90 by Jennifer Goff "Stoking the Embers" The Celtic Tradition.