I don't know the origins of this curious folk art creation, which I purchased from a good auction in New Hampshire, but how could I resist this little dog in his doghouse with bone just below on one side, and cat just around the corner?! Plus a bird just about to fly out of the stylized tree above. Carved of what I believe is likely cow bone, which has been hollowed out inside, and decorated all the way around. Definitely it has a good bit of age to it, and seems to me quite a singular thing.
7 11/16” t x 2 5/8” w x 2 7/8” d (at base). Top opening 1 11/16” x 1 1/2”. All in very good. condition.