Trying to identify this bird figurine - Any help appreciated

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Trying to identify this bird figurine - Any help appreciated

Post by geraintwoolford on September 30th 2017, 3:44 pm

I have this bird figurine, and would love to know its origins, its probably junk, but just wondered





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Post by NaomiM on September 30th 2017, 3:56 pm

Possibly Japanese or Czech, but there are similar types of figurines which were made in Australia in the 50s-70s which are highly sought after by Australian collectors. Unfortunately I'm not experienced enough to be able to tell the difference.

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Post by geraintwoolford on September 30th 2017, 3:59 pm

Thank You for that, what are the holes in the base are they for Flowers?
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Post by NaomiM on September 30th 2017, 4:21 pm

Jos sticks or similar, possibly

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Post by hercules brabazon on September 30th 2017, 4:33 pm

I think it's some kind of spill vase. Spills are described by Wikipedia as "tapers for transferring fire, for example to light a candle or pipe from a lighted fire."  If you google Czech bird "spill vase" you'll find similar, but usually with fewer and larger holes.
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Post by geraintwoolford on October 1st 2017, 8:13 pm

Thank You all for your assistance
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Post by gonkquin on October 3rd 2017, 4:29 pm

The holes are defo for flowers, similar to a glass "frog", used in vases and the alike for arranging etc...
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Post by geraintwoolford on October 3rd 2017, 7:46 pm

Thank you for your assistance
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