They have rested on my shed roof, glided over the house, eaten all the fish in my neighbours pond, nested in the rookery about five miles away, been viewed hunting in ponds, streams, road side water ditches and flying over roadways.
Herons have long been a favorite and over many years I collected heron pictures, ornaments, statues, lamps with herons... and very large chalkware plaques of herons. You may notice I have an old pottery container in my current header that is most likely a heron. I've let most of the collection go but I have the big heron chalkware plaques which I grouped for a headboard, must be going on 20 years now.
I love the colour, depth, difference and age of these pieces. Leg and leaves detail differs between each chalkware plaque, everything in basque relief.
The molds are not identical, the herons, insects and leaves vary as do the paint colours and there are right and left facing molds.
The painting style is similar in colour but not in execution. I have two other heron chalkware plaques of the same size that were painted gold.
I think the chalkware plaques are air brush painted and I am guessing they are likely from the 1950's or earlier but I couldn't find any similar pictures online. I added this last picture (story time with DGS) to show the size of the heron plaques.
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