Miniature; perched on natural wormy driftwood "stump" on carved, white-painted base, facing forward, head turned slightly right; glass eyes, 3-D feet, painted adult plumage. Signed, dated and marked "Arctic Owl by W.H. Gilley, 1946, Addie Gilley" on underside of base.
13 X 8 X 5.4cm; 67g
Gilley - Wendell Holmes Gilley (1904-1983), “Snowy Owl,” Wendell Gilley Museum, accessed January 29, 2023, https://wendellgilleymuseum.net/digitalarchive/items/show/57.Item 1055