Folks, here's a Song Bird cocobolo wood carving. The little fellow measures in at 8" tall with a base measuring 1.5" x 2".
I don't really know what kind of bird he is but you can bet the artist had something special in mind when he carved it. They only carve animals they have respect for.
He's vintage for sure, I've had him for 23 years. Back in those days the artists used a machete to hack the figure out and then small knives and sandpaper to finish them up. I have only a handful of these vintage carvings left but since I'm vintage myself it is time to down size the inventory. My partners say I will have to live to 102 to get rid of everything. So help me out... Ma, bring the Geritol !!!