Large Humpback Whale Carving on Bog Yew Log



  • £450
  • €511 Euro
  • $571 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Large Humpback Whale Carving on Bog Yew Log

This is a beautiful large solid wood carved Humpback whale sculpture that has gained a silvery grey colour from years of weathering.
Humpback Whales are one of the most distinctive species of Whale growing up to 16 meters in length and weighing up to 30 tons. They are the most conscientious creatures in the ocean and are often found to be protecting not just other whales but other species from predators and putting themselves in harm’s way between the predator and prey.
The carving is detailed and gives this carving character and presence it has then been mounted on a solid Irish bog yew log, extracted from the peat bogs. Bog yew is approximate 5 to 7 thousand years old and is protected from decay and rot by the acidic and anaerobic conditions of the bog, these conditions also harden the timber and give it very warm colour tones throughout.
The Whale and the Bog Yew are connected via a hand shaped antique brass rod that enables the Whale to be suspended in a variety of positions.
H 18.12 in. x W 30.71 in. x D 9.06 in.
H 46 cm x W 78 cm x D 23 cm



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Heirlooms by Lawrence specialises in unusual, decorative antiques and natural history items with a focus on function and quality.

It is run by husband and wife duo Lawrence & Katja. Lawrence has grown up in the antiques trade with over 25 years of experience operating in both hemispheres of the globe. Katja is relatively new to the industry and brings an interesting and fresh eye to choosing stock. They do not buy anything that they themselves would not be happy to have in their own home.

They are based in Bodicote nr. Banbury. Approx. 10 minutes from junction 10 on the M40, they are in their studio most weekdays  9 till 5 but stock viewing is by appointment."

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