We just love this big, dimensional handmade vintage fish carving mounted on board. It was probably mounted on the clear pine board more recently, but we think the fish itself is quite old. The large, open-mouth, hand-carved fish is made of one piece of hardwood, with carved gills, tail and scales, outlined in black. The detailed, hand carved fins appear to be separate pieces. Stained darker than the base board, the fish is varnished and sprinkled with tiny dots of gold paint with a blue and black glass eye. The board has concave sides and is outlined in black. It measures 35 inches long by 11 inches high by 3/4 of an inch deep. The fish measures 25 inches long by 6 inches high by 1.5 inches deep. There are a few scratches to the stain and varnish on the surface of the fish, which could be repaired if desired. Otherwise in great shape, with no broken or missing pieces. There is writing on the back of the board in ink, that includes “Quel Peche”, which is French for “What a fish.” There are three names and dates, Germain Tremblay 8/7/97 (or 1977) and two others that are hard to read. The other date is 4/18/2006. We think these may be dates when different people took possession of the fish rather than when it was made. Fabulous primitive folk art for cabin, cottage or rustic home. Please note: Due to weight or size this item will incur additional shipping costs. Arrangements to be made upon purchase.
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