This folk art hand carved wooden Magpie dates from the first half of the 20th century, around the 1940's. The bird is signed on the underside of the base as having been made by John E. Willcut of J & D Willcut's Shifting Sands Gifts. My guess is they ran a gift shop in the early 1900's and sold their own carvings. The bird retains nearly 100% of it's original paint with only minor wear. There may be a little bit of inpainting on the end of the birds beak but thats the only flaw worth noting.
Dimensions: Length 11" Height 9"
Price $ 185.00