Secretary Bird

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 73cm (h)
  • 26cm (w)
  • 22cm (d)
Zimbabwean Shona artist John Takawira

This sculpture is being advertised for sale on behalf of a private collector.

The secretary bird is a very tall, mainly terrestrial, bird of prey of the African savannah.

The owner of this striking piece is a private collector located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was purchased prior to 1988 by the seller’s father from Tom Blomefield, owner of Tengenenge.

The piece is signed along the base with John’s trademark signature.

The piece has a couple of scratches, but these merely reinforce its authenticity. John’s superficial style neatly captures the essence of this quirky bird.

The piece is in South Africa and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense.