The Early Bird


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“The Early Bird” Brush Sculpture


“The Early Bird” Sculpture features a wonderful oversized time-worn hand brush, probably circa 1930’s. From this, a beautiful butterfly is emerging, which is actually a hand-painted butterfly, on to silk, circa 1880’s, which is suspended on a wire. Next to this is the early bird, a cold-painted metal antique blue tit, eyeing up a worm. He is circa 1900, and would originally been part of a much larger sculpture.

The worm is wiggling away at the far end of the brush handle. He is sculpted from air-drying clay, and is hand-painted, and does look rather real. The words “The Early Bird” are stamped on to vintage blue leather (originally from a masonic apron).

This is a deceptively large piece, measuring 42cm long.



Delivery to the UK is £8 per item. Postcard shipping prices from £2.75 within the UK and £5.20 internationally.


Shipping to countries outside the UK is £22 per item.

All overseas purchases are shipped DDU (Delivery Duty Unpaid). I ship using the ‘Sculpture’ shipping code that has always allowed them to travel worldwide duty free. Despite this, depending on your country, there is a chance that you could be charged VAT, a customs charge and a handling fee. These are the responsibility of you, the buyer. Please do not make a purchase unless you are happy to risk paying additional fees upon delivery.