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Glass Kangaroo on Ghost Gum

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  • Model: 17GA03
  • Shipping Weight: 0.444kgs
  • 1 Units in Stock

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Beautiful glass kangaroo figurine was hand blown for us back in the late 1990's by a local glass blowing artisan. It is one-of-a-kind new vintage, as it is a part of our old stock and was never used.
The kangaroo is glued onto a lovely piece of Australian ghost gum base and a branch which was cut, de-barked, sanded and hand brushed with a polyurethane coating to accentuate the grains and natural colour of the timber, giving it a nice glossy finish.
Each base and branches are characterised by their unique texture, shape and colour. Each one is individual - yours is unique!
* Kangaroo: 89mm high x 72mm long x 31mm wide
* Ghost gum base: 146mm long x 69mm wide x 15mm thick
* Approximate total height: 18.3cm
(Conversion: 2.5cm = 25mm = approx 1" inch)

Kangaroos are large marsupials that are found only in Australia. They are identified by their muscular tails, strong back legs, large feet, short fur and long, pointed ears. Females have pouches that contain mammary glands, where their young live until they are old enough to emerge. When people think of kangaroos, the four species that typically come to mind are in the genus Macropus: the antilopine kangaroo, the red kangaroo, the western gray kangaroo and the eastern gray kangaroo. They are sometimes referred to as the "great kangaroos" because these species are much larger than other kangaroos. Kangaroos are social and live in groups called a mob, a herd or a troop.
Kangaroos are herbivores, they eat grasses, flowers, leaves, ferns, moss and even insects. Kangaroos regurgitate their food and re-chew it before it is ready to be totally digested. 

The common name ghost gum refers to several similar tree species, all of them native to Australia. The various ghost gum species are all large trees with light-coloured bark and evergreen foliage.
Ghost gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) has other common names in Australia, including cabbage gum and weeping gum, but it's one of several species called ghost gum.







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