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Fochaber's Studio Carved Wooden Salmon

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Category
Subcategory
Reference
24223
Height
46 cm (18")
Width
122 cm (48")
FOCHABER CARVED SALMON TROPHY FISH MODEL.
An excellent Fochaber's studio carved wooden salmon, mounted onto original chamfered edge rectangular oak backboard. The half block salmon has relief fins and is beautifully executed and painted to a high standard. The back board is painted with the description '36lbs Killed by W. Turner on the 'Hermitage ', River Shannon, March 22, 1904, Length 41 inches, Girth 20 inches'. This is most probably one of the Fochaber fish carved by John Tulley and painted by his wife Isabella Tully.
We have handled quite a few carved fish in the last 30 years but I believe this is our first that was caught in Ireland. A very rare example in wonderful condition. The oak board with nice patination.
Height
46 cm (18")
Width
122 cm (48")
Year
1904