Gentle Sandpiper Sculpture
Make a Nest for this Beautiful Wader. Meekly roosting, this ceramic shorebird with its observant eyes seems imbued with a living spirit. A tribute to its living cousins—often observed flirting with the waves on Maine beaches—each Gentle Sandpiper Sculpture is crafted entirely by hand by the Maine artisans of Andersen Design studio. Subtle but distinctive freehand brushwork ensures each one-of-a-kind iteration will vary slightly. Made in the USA. 3.25"h. x 6"l. x 3"w.
America’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, nurtures more than 300 aquatic creatures, including the delectable blue crab. Harvested by the bushel and served steamed and spiced by the dozen, crab feasts (or pickin’s) are the pinnacle of gustatory pleasure for coastal residents of Maryland and Virginia. Recreate that sense of endless summer with this delectable shore-inspired collection, each inspired by holdings in our National Museum of American History’s costume collection or Division of Domestic Life.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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