Antique German Carved and Painted Perched Bird Wall Hanging

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One of the things I love most about this bird carving is all of the tiny holes in the face of the slice of wood, birch I think, to which its perch is attached--I would guess the work of a busy woodpecker many years ago. I also love the handwritten inscription on the back, which dates it to 1910, made by a Karli Franz Sepp(I believe) in Gstadt, Germany, and most specifically pins it to 3 o'clock on Christmas Eve (Heiliger Abend in German), though hard to know if this was when it was completed or gifted! And then of course the bird itself--black with red, yellow, orange and green details, and wire legs and feet that wrap tightly around its stick perch--is very charming. And all in very good condition, bright and cheery and looking ready to chirp, with mounting hardware on the back for hanging flush on the wall. Really sweet.

Overall dimensions: 8 3/4" t x 5 3/4" w x 6 1/4" d. Wooden mounting piece: 6 1/2" t x 3 3/8" w. Bird: 7 7/8" long. There is a tiny bit of smudging to the paint on the wing on one side, as pictured--minor.