This cheerful and whimsical Seagull stands 7" high by 5" across by 5.5" wide. This quirky guy was made by a Cape Cod artist named Susan Davis. Her 'Seagulls', each one-of-a-kind, were wildly popular in the 1970s and they remain popular among collectors today. Davis' Studio started in the 1970s on Cape Cod and continued into the late 1990s according to online sources. This gull is hand-sculpted, made of a stoneware-type clay for his chubby body and feet, which are attached to his body by orange sticks, literally sticks. He is glazed in ivory/white and brown with a black and bluish scrolling line decoration on his body, and the same blackish/blue glaze in his eyes. He is marked 'Art & Me', an early mark I am told, along with what is likely Davis' signature, but it is difficult to read. It appears that Davis dated her pieces beginning c1980, so this guy, given his mark and lack of a date, is likely before that period, so c1970s. This gull is in original studio condition, no apologies. He is a very happy guy, very charming with an inquisitive facial expression. His chubby body is fitting here on Cape Cod because our gulls are the fattest in the country for all the french fries they steal, and/or are fed by our tourists each summer...I guarantee he'll make you smile!