Circa 1920 Austrian Bronze Kookaburra Bird Terrestrial Tree Kingfisher
- 1 Decorative Miniature Collectible Antique Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Kookaburra Bird Sculpture.
- Subject Kooraburra bird.
- Visual beauty such fine craftsmanship which is so realistic.
- Very finely modelled and beautifully cast.
- Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus Dacelo native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28 and 47 cm (11 and 19 in) in length and weigh around 300 g (11 oz). The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call. The loud, distinctive call of the laughing kookaburra is widely used as a stock sound effect in situations that involve an Australian bush setting or tropical jungle, especially in older movies.
- They are found in habitats ranging from humid forest to arid savannah, as well as in suburban areas with tall trees or near running water. Though they belong to the larger group known as "kingfishers", kookaburras are not closely associated with water
- Made from cast bronze.
- Origin from Austria.
- An ideal collectors present.
- Circa 1920 early 20th century.
- It weighs just under 400 grams.
- Great investment & valuable see reference sources, Christies & 1stdibs refer to the last picture which shows another one which sold for £1350.
- Unsigned no makers mark.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used worn patina condition.
- Having noticeable wear, stains, paint loss, patina age marks commensurate with usage & old age.
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