Folk Art
Bowhead Whale Carving
by Brian Burfee

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CARVED BOWHEAD WHALE

BY BRYON BURFEE

Folk Art Bowhead Carving

DIMENSIONS:
36 3/4″ L x 11″ T x 2″W
Weight: 4 lbs. 4 oz. pounds

Presented is a handsome hand carved Folk Art Bowhead whale carving, painted in a flat black with a distinctive baleen carved mouth. The fin stands proud from the side of the whale just behind the eye.

Folk Art Bowhead Carving

Back of carving showing Byron’s’s signature

The personality and character of this whimsical carving speaks for itself.   We are not entirely sure about the provenance, as it was attributed to a carver who is known for his decoy carvings. There is a large “B” carved into the back, and it was thought that this might be by Byron Bruffee.

Folk Art Bowhead Carving

Folk Art Bowhead Carving

Showing repair to upper tail fin

 

This is a good size carving and will make a distinctive nautical theme addition to any decor. 

The popularity of these fine whimsical carvings never seems to wane.

 

Folk Art Bowhead Carving

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