Small Antique Austrian Bronze Ptarmigan Bird Sculpture
Be amazed by this stunning Austrian bronze ptarmigan bird sculpture. Crafted with the utmost attention to detail, the sculpture's intricate body and feathers evoke a sense of awe and wonder. A truly unique addition to any home, this special piece will be admired for years to come.
- Visual beauty such fine craftsmanship which is so realistic.
- A feature that stands out are the vibrant cold painted colours.
- A cute adorable small size being 5cm high and 2.5cm wide and weighing around 100 grams.
- Very finely modelled and beautifully cast.
- The rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is a medium-sized game bird in the grouse family. It is known simply as the ptarmigan in the UK. It is the official bird for the Canadian territory of Nunavut, where it is known as the aqiggiq (ᐊᕿᒡᒋᖅ), and the official game bird for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In Japan, it is known as the raichō (雷鳥), which means "thunder bird". It is the official bird of Gifu, Nagano, and Toyama Prefectures and is a protected species nationwide. Unlike many arctic bird species, ptarmigan do not gain substantial mass to hibernate over winter.
The word ptarmigan comes from the Scottish Gaelic tàrmachan, meaning croaker. The silent initial p was added in 1684 by Robert Sibbald through the influence of Greek, especially pteron (πτερόν pterón), "wing", "feather", or "pinion
- Made from cast bronze.
- Origin from Austria.
- An ideal collectors present.
- Circa 1920s early 20th century.
- Unsigned no makers mark.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used patina condition.
- Having some noticeable wear, stains, patina age marks commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres
Depth front to back (4cm)