Carved and polychrome painted wood hunting dog measuring 8 1/2 inches long. Stands just over 6" tall and 3" at widest with quail, base widest 2 1/4.
I believe this is an English Setter hunting dog, carrying a male mallard duck for his master. Wonderfully painted with dark brown spots all over body, face and tail.Dog holds upside down quail which has a green neck, with yellow neck base border, red accent around quail eyes. Quails body equally matches dogs with spots throughout, bringing this piece together. Quail also features textured wing (there is only 1--dogs mouth covers where second wing would've been--wonderful artist choice). Dog stands in traditional show stance for his owner, with back legs extended--head facing forward and tail straight out. Dogs face is very well done and looks folk art but also has realistic features and white around pupils.
All of dogs paws are outlines in black paint to show where each toe would be, rather than leaving it nondescript. Figure has had some repairs, as is common with an item of antique/vintage age, one front paw and alternating back paw/leg were damaged at some point this items lifetime, but have been repaired and are now very sturdy.
Dog stands on wooden platform for display that has areas of paint chipping and scratches. Additionally, this dog has been poly'd and some there is crackling throughout. This just helps signify that it is a vintage item.
Most of these defects would not be noticed when you display your item. Overall, the item is in good estate found condition, and would make a lovely addition to anyone's folk art or carving collection. Dog lovers and duck/quail hunters this item is for you. They are antique/vintage estate found and all items, and as such all will run the risk of having the following defects which are, but not limited to: age spots dark or light, scratches, paint loss, fading, signs of age, signs of use, signs of general wear and tear, signs of storage. The item "ANTIQUE VINTAGE FOLK ART HAND CARVED PAINTED ENGLISH SETTER HUNTING DOG With QUAIL" is in sale since Thursday, October 8, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "atticsweepings207" and is located in North Yarmouth, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.