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

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.