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Saw-whet owl looking to the side, perched on driftwood branch. Underside of driftwood inscribed Saw Whet Owl by W.H. Gilley 1969. Signed "Gilley" on lower part of driftwood near owl's tail.
Life size; working/decorative decoy - disassembles into four pieces: beak, head, body and leg/base - body hollow, hinged on bottom, closes on back with hasp, head and beak can be enclosed in body; glass eyes, painted detail, single dowel leg set in driftwood base. Signed "Gilley '69" on rear of base. Marked "Only two made, property of Addie Gilley" on underside of base. A copy of a decoy pattern, one of two ever made by W.H. Gilley. [show more]
Miniatures; pair standing side by side, female to the right, male to the left on driftwood base; glass eyes, lead feet, painted feather detail. Signed "Gilley" and marked "Made for Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
Miniature male ; mounted on oblong smooth wood base, upright posture facing forward; glass eyes, metal legs and feet. Signed on side of base: "Gilley." Underside of base marked: "Addie Gilley, Am. Goldeneye."
Miniature; standing in upright-horizontal forward posture, beak pointing downward on curled driftwood base; carved and painted eyes, wire legs, painted plumage. Signed "Gilley" on right side of base, marked and dated "Addie Gilley, Feb 20 1968" on underside of base.
Miniature; standing with right foot on driftwood base, left leg half raised, neck curved downward; painted eyes and detail. Signed and dated "Gilley 1967" on right side of base. Marked "Addie Gilley" on underside.
|1052||Screech Owl (red phase)|
Approx. 1/2 life size; perched on driftwood base, upright posture, head turned left, ear-tufts semi-erect, front toes exposed; glass eyes, painted plumage. Signed "Gilley" on lower left side of base. Marked "Screech Owl by W.H. Gilley, 1969, Addie Gilley" on underside of base. Made for Rob Kurtz - traded for gray
|1080||Bobwhite Quail Hen with Six Chicks|
Miniature adult and six young mounted on driftwood; a very animated piece: the hen looking down at the three chicks in front of her, the three others are exploring behind her; one chick is standing upright with tiny wings outstretched; adult has pinhead eyes; all birds have painted plumage detail, wire legs and feet. Signed "Gilley" on right rear of base. Marked and dated "Made by W.H. Gilley, Addie Gilley, Dec. 1960" on underside of base. [show more]
Bottom inscribed "Black Duck by W.H. Gilley. Made for Robert Kurtz." Dated 4/18/67.
One of sixty-one carvings exhibited in a major museum retrospective "Downeast Bird Carvings by Wendell Gilley" at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia in 1976/77. Adult male northern flicker in a feeding position on driftwood mount ; glass eyes, cast lead feet with curved talons "gripping" the curves of the driftwood ; signed "Gilley" in black ink on lower left of the upper surface of the mount ; additionally signed on the flat underside of the base in three separate areas: "Yellow-shafted Flicker" and "By W.H. Gilley 1969" and "Made especially for Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Hollander." [show more]
|1061||Common Tern, Pair|
Approx. 1/3 life size pair; mounted on driftwood base, male standing above female, wings raised, head pointing downward, beak partially open, female crouched below, wings folded, beak closed; both with glass eyes and lead feet, painted details. Signed on front of base, marked "C. Tern, Addie Gilley, 1966" on underside of base.
About 1/4 life size; mounted on natural wood base, erect posture facing forward; black pinhead eyes, wired legs and feet, painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on side of base, underside of base marked "Ruddy Turnstone, W.H. Gilley, Addie Gilley."
|1307||Black Duck, Male|
Male, preening ; signed "Gilley" on rear of base ; stamped "Wendell H. Gilley" on underside of base
|1100||Loon with Chick and Egg|
Common loon adult standing over nest with attached egg and unattached chick, head bent down, beak touching unhatched egg on oblong wooden base covered with sand and nesting material; adult loon has glass eyes, carved and painted detail, metal feet; egg painted; chick one-piece, beak open, flat bottom, pinhead eyes, painted detail. Marked, dated and signed "Made for Addie Gilley, 1964, Common Loon by Wendell Gilley" on underside of base.
|1026||Ruffed Grouse, Male|
Miniature; mounted on natural wooden base, upright posture, tail fanned open horizontally; glass eyes, carved feet, highly detailed painted plumage. Signed "Gilley" on right rear of base, Underside of base marked: "Addie Gilley, Ruffed Grouse by W.H. Gilley, 1966."
Miniature adult ; mounted on drift wood base; painted plumage, glass eyes, carved feet. Signed "Gilley" below right foot; stamped "Wendell H. Gilley" on underside, marked "Addie Gilley."
Approx. 1/2 life size; flying adult wall mount, neck arched downward, head cocked slightly right, wings outspread; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Unsigned.
Open winged gull with metal legs and feet mounted on driftwood branch ; signed "Gilley" in black on top of base beneath gull's beak and dated 1962.
Owl looking over left shoulder, perched on driftwood base. Inscribed "Made especially for Hilda + Hulda Bragdon , Saw whet owl" on underside of base ; signed W.H. Gilley and dated 1969.
Miniature; adult standing on driftwood base, head turned over right shoulder; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley '60" on base.
|1174||Great Horned Owl|
Approx. 1/3 life size; adult on driftwood base, head turned to right, ear tufts erect, 3 toes forward and 1 back; glass eyes, metal feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley 1960" on lower left of base.
Adult male, body held horizontal and low with tail fanned and pin arched upward ; head fully outstretched, twisted upward and to the right ; wire legs and metal webbed feet ; glass eyes ; signed "Gilley '61" on right rear side of base
Miniature; adult male on driftwood base attached to oblong carved wooden base; glass eyes, metal feet. Signed "Gilley" on lower left of driftwood. Underside of base felt lined.
|1177||Herring Gull, Pair|
Miniatures; adults on driftwood attached to oblong green/black wooden base, right gull on toes, head down, wings and tail spread, left gull standing, wings folded; both with glass eyes, metal legs and feet, carved and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on left of base.
Miniature; adult well-mounted on driftwood base, similar to piece no. 81.3.11, perched on right side spur, head down and turned slightly left, wings raised, tail spread; glass eyes, metal feet. Has loop for hanging. Can be removed from base. Signed on lower left of driftwood.