Burl Carved Ladle



An amazing burl wood carving by Swedish American artist Gustaf Hertzberg (1871-1955).  An exhibit occurred during 1990-1991 between Norwich and Brattleboro, Vermont.  Most of Hertzberg works are in the Shelburne Museum.  Color, Pattern, Whimsy, Scale: The Best Of The Shelburne Museum included a group of carved Hertzberg’s whimsies.  He acquired pieces of wood burl that he would study at length, seeing faces and shapes that he would then carve.  Last origin was Keene, NH.

Approximately 6 7/8 inches in height.