Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Mense and I hold a BS degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Iowa State University, and MS in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma, and a PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University. It was while studying in Michigan that I began carving with inspiration from Dr. Miles Pirnie, Jim Foote and Larry Hayden, and I won my first award in 1968. Since then I have earned well over 100 awards, some in each of the last six decades, with six Best of Shows, in regional, national and international competitions including the Ward World Championships. I began carving professionally in 1982 and my carvings can now be found in collections throughout the world. In 1985 I was Commissioned by Mr. Peter Huizenga to carve a complete set of the ducks of North America, which I finally completed in 2001. This involved carving a male and female of each of 29 species of waterfowl. Peter added a room to his home primarily to house this collection. Internet sales continue to increase while brick and mortar retail sales are decreasing. Every item listed was designed and entirely hand made and painted by me. Any comments you have would be appreciated and if you have something special in mind, I will accept commissions provided I feel I have adequate knowledge and ability to successfully complete the project. Thank you for your time! This lifesize carving of a hen Canvasback duck measures approximately 12″ in length and 6.75″ wide It was completely hand carved and painted by me and is one of a kind. Canvasbacks were severely reduced in number in the recent past, but in the last several years have thankfully rebounded, substantially, although not nearly to their historic abundance. It is perhaps my favorite diving duck. The item “Original wood carving of a hen Canvasback” is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Animals\Birds\Ducks”. The seller is “bigdog2421″ and is located in Grand Junction, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Philippines, Ukraine, China.
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: Tupelo Wood