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I thought it was time to give you an update on my current Nova Scotia Folk Art offerings. I have recently sold the following pieces: the string of fish decoys, the Neil Levy seagull ditto, and the wonderful Britannia(Samuel S. Cunard, Cunard Lines memoribilia) went this summer too.
I just noticed that I hadn’t before showed you this Tom Rector Bird Tree. Tom, who is now deceased made very few of these – his specialty was “crotch men” made from crotched tree branches. This is another of the pieces that makes me smile whenever my eye lights on it. Somewhat primitive, but carved and polychromed with a sure eye for detail but whimsical sense of colour, I am offering these fellows as a surefire hit under someone’s Christmas tree.
I will be adding pictures soon of a model of a cape islander fishing boat, and a harness race horse – two of the many maritime icons that are seen everywhere in the Atlantic Provinces.
Folk Art Bird Tree has SOLD!


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