Cardinal on Cherry Blossom Wall Sculpture
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Original Price: $135.00
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As delicately realistic as the cardinal you delightedly spot outside your kitchen window, ours perches on a willowy cherry blossom branch. A vivid sign of spring, enjoy him the year round in your favorite room. This Cardinal on Cherry Blossom Wall Sculpture is crafted entirely by hand in the Connecticut studio of Bovano (Established 1952), the jewel-like hues are achieved by fusing vitreous enamels to copper in 1600 degree kilns. Copper, steel, glass enamel. Made in the USA. Each may vary slightly. 7"l. x 6"w.
Springtime in Washington D.C. is a celebration of the budding beauty of cherry blossoms, the international hope for peace that prompted Tokyo’s gift of the cherry trees to the United States in 1912. In the Spring, thousands of families and visitors pour into the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Cherish a recent visit or start planning one today as you shop cherry blossom-inspired gifts evocative of designs on fabrics, ceramics, paintings, scrolls and enamel work in the collections of our Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
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