An Extremely Rare Hand Carved Irish Bog Oak Owl of museum quality and unusually large size, mid Nineteenth Century, possible earlier.
The hinged head with original amber glass eyes, raised on a circular base with lavish shamrock carved decoration.
Condition: Superb condition.
Height: (an impressive) 12" (30.5cm). Width accross branches: 8.25" (21cm).
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.