Fairly Large Carved Miniature Emperor Penguin
Charles Hart (1862-1960), Gloucester, MA, Ca. 1935

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Displaying Hart's famous characteristics (applied wings and feet, lead eyes, etc.). Hart made a series of penguins, which are highly regarded folk art carvings. This example is essentially mint with tight crazing around the neck.

Hart became enamored with penguins after U. S. Admiral Richard Byrd became the first person to fly over the South Pole in 1928.

7 1/2" tall.

ITEM # 20148