Very nice, hand carved, smooth, polished wood quail on a rough base.
Very nice, hand carved, smooth, polished wood quail on a rough base. Its total height from bottom of base to top of quail top knot is 9 1/2 inches, base is approximately 4 inches at its widest spot, Quail width approximately 3 inches with a breast to rump measurement of approximately 4 1/4 inches. We believe it to be fashioned from mahogany. This would make a nice display piece in a bookcase or on a mantel. It would also nicely grace a desk. If you look closely, there is a fine, superficial line that runs from the front side of the bird’s feet around the front and disappears at the top of the birds wing. I don’t think it’s a crack per se from being damaged but rather occurred while being carved as it’s a short line. Please see picture. There is no maker’s mark.