Viechtauer - Figurine(s), Handcarved bird (1) - Folk Art - Wood - mid 20th century

Description
Viechtauer - Figurine(s), Handcarved bird (1) - Folk Art - Wood - mid 20th century
Austria

The small carved and painted wooden birds that were once made by lumberjacks in Viechtau (district of Gmunden) are real treasures.

This cottage industry developed as early as the 15th century. These Viechtau items peaked in the course of the last 100 years. The craftsmen joined together to form a cooperative that ultimately had more than 100 members.
The cooperative was shut down for good a little over 30 years ago.

Number of items: 1
Item: Figure, wooden bird, hand-carved
Material: Wood
Manufacturer/brand: Viechtau craftsman
Model/designation: Crested tit
Style: Folk art
Estimated period: First half of the 20th century
Country of origin: Austria
Condition: Excellent condition - hardly used, with minimal traces of age and wear
Dimensions: 11 × 7 × 19 cm
Weight: 33 g

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
Figurine(s), Handcarved bird
Material
Wood
Manufacturer/ Brand
Viechtauer
Model/ Name
Schopfmeise
Style
Folk Art
Estimated Period
Mid 20th century
Country of Origin
Austria
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
11×7×9 cm
Weight
33 g
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