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Very Appealing Miniature Flying Snow Goose Carving by Cape Cod, Massachusetts, carver Stan Sparre (1923 – 2011), circa 1980s – 1990s. Sparre was noted for his miniatures in particular, which have had a large collector following over the years. The quality and diversity of his carvings was examined in an early issue of Hunting and Fishing Collectibles Magazine. Stan had a good eye for wildlife and birds especially. This Miniature Snow Goose displays Sparre’s Eye for Composition with a View of a Migrating Snow Goose flying South from the Snow Bound North. Stan’s Birds have a Somewhat Rustic Look; whereas, his Wing Carving is always Finely Detailed and his Paint Pattern exemplifies the Field Marks of the Bird in Flight. The Goose measures 6” in length; the Wings are 7” in width; the overall composition is 10” in width and 8 ½” in height. It is Signed on the Base: “Stan Sparre / Cape Cod”. A Wonderful Miniature Snow Goose Composition.

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Price $525 plus shipping

Impressive Carving of a Mourning Dove by Don Honegger, Gleneagle, Quebec, Canada. Honegger is both a landscape artist and a wildlife carver. His carvings are made with Basswood with the feather detail is burned in, “followed by several washes of acrylic paint, using photos mounted and live birds as models”. A satin acrylic varnish enhances the nature sheen and a protective coating. With a Slightly Turn Head and Glass Eyes, the carving displays Excellent Original Paint and Form. It measures 9 ½” in length, 2” in width (full width is 7”), total height is 8 ½”. The bottom identifies the species, the carver, and the place of origin. An Outstanding Decorative Carving.

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Price $375 plus shipping



Exceptional Miniature Hissing Goose by Frank J. Adamo (1944 – 2022), Pocasset, Massachusetts, circa 2000. Frank was one of the Finest Artist/Carvers on Cape Cod, who most unfortunately is no longer with us, but his work lives on for the Exceptional Wildlife Artist. This Hissing Goose with its obvious Crowell influence is a Classic Carving, emphasizing the Out Stretched Neck, the Clear Bead Eyes, the Open Mouth, and the Raised Wings of a Goose probably protecting a nest or driving off another male. Adding to this True-to-Life Form is Frank’s Wonderfully Meticulous Feather Pattern of Finely Blended Coloration, a Blending which gives reality to the quest for “birds in wood”. The Goose measures 8” in length, 2 ½” in width, and 3 ½” in height. On the Bottom of the Base, the species “Hissing Goose” is identified and the Artist’s Signature “F J Adamo” is written. Truly an Exception Miniature by Frank J. Adamo.

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Price $475 plus shipping

Nicely Carved Turned Head Male Evening Grosbeak by Ernie Muehlmatt (1927 – 2016), Salisbury, Maryland, circa 1972. Muehlmatt won First, Second, and Third Place in various categories at the Ward Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in 1972 and went on to become a regular winner in competition over the years that followed. In addition, he wrote 4 books on bird carving during that period. This Grosbeak is a Fine Representation of his Carving which provides both Exceptional Form and Color to a Beautiful Bird of the Northern Woodlands. Mounted on a Driftwood Base, the Carving measures 6” in length (a full-sized bird measures approximately 8”), 2” in width, and 7 ¼” in height, including the base. There is a number “3” under the bird, suggesting that it was the third Grosbeak he made. The Base is Signed “Carved by / E. F. Muehlmatt / Evening Grosbeak / 6/72”. A Fine Example of a Male Evening Grosbeak.

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Price $425 plus shipping


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