Here we have a rare Federico signed parrot complete with leather feathers throughout. The piece is signed with the Federico stamp on a red feather near the bottom. The vintage parrot sits on a brass perch, with the leather claws perfectly gripping the perch. Imagine slicing and attaching each piece to make the feathers. No thank you. Check out the ridges on each feather as well. Unreal.
The parrot sculpture is hollow. The shell looks to be some type of hardened material, possibly paper mache. Here are the measurements:
- 17" from top of head to bottom feathers
- 5-6" deep (torso to back)
- 5.5" wide at it's widest point
- 28" from top of brass perch to bottom of tail feathers
The leather feathers are somewhat dried out but still well attached. The art piece needs some leather moisturizer. I'll leave that up to you. The signature is still visible but it is faded. Some of the feathers have deteriorated from the age, with various levels of curling. The beak and back lower feathers demonstrate the most wear.
The vintage sculpture sits on the perch using a welded brass piece at the center of the perch. Very solid construction in that sense.
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I ship to the continental USA only. Free shipping on this piece.
This vintage parrot is one cool cucumber. Federico's craftsmanship is a sight to behold. So is the parrot. A rarity in Mexican art. Don't miss out.