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836. Extremely Fine Irish Bog Oak Hand Carved Owl poss. Cornelius Goggin 19thCt
Exceptionally Fine and Rare Hand Carved Irish Bog Oak Figural Owl of Museum Quality and medium proportions, quite possibly by Cornelius Goggin. Made during the Mid Nineteenth Century.
The hinged head is complete with its original Amber Glass eyes.
The Owl is perched on twin branches on a naturalistic base ending on an ornately carved circular stepped support.
Condition: Good condition for such an early piece with no losses anywhere.
Height: (entire as shown on main image) 5" (12.75cm). Diameter: (at base) 3” (7.75cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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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 another example see Ireland’s Antiques & Period Properties Vol. 3 2006. Ref. Article page 90 by Jennifer Goff “Stoking the Embers” The Celtic Tradition.