Rare early half-size merganser hen by Willie Ross (Chebeague Island, ME). This bird sat prominently on the main shelf in the large Victorian pantry of John Dinan's home until we purchased it directly from the family shortly after his passing. We've seen some true miniatures by Ross, but have never seen a half-size.
A truly hard piece to find by one of Maine's premier carvers!
Classic full body form, inletted head, and great surface.
Professional repair to tight neck crack, and 1/2 of bill. Otherwise excellent.
Measurements: 9.75" long, 4.5" high, 4.5" wide.