Here are a pair of cheerful, hand painted, vintage pottery Cockatoo figurines from Italy, each perched upon a tree and looking about with a quizzical eye. They are made even more appealing (and noticeable) by the addition of hand painted leaves and flowers upon their backs and bellies, and hand applied leaves upon their branches and bases. They even have touches of spaghettiware here and there with a few berries thrown in for a quickie snack. Each Parrot measures 9.5" inches to the top of his crest (well, one is slightly taller and reminds his companion of it all the time) and are 4 inches in diameter at their base. Although they are a pair they aren't exactly the same, which would be rather boring, wouldn't it? The birds themselves are in good condition but a few of the leaf tips have been touched up on the bases (see pics) while one above is an obvious factory flaw (it is glazed over with accent lines next to it). There are also a few tiny pieces of spaghetti missing here and there (see those pics, too). Both birds are marked 5300, T.W.H. Made in Italy on the bottom and are starting to craze. (But then again aren't most Cockatoos a little crazed?) An unusual pair that are looking for a special someone, you, perhaps?
Vintage Parrot and Wild Bird Collectibles for the feather-brained!
More birds just landed on the 5th - come see!