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Is This Not Witco?
bongofury
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2006-08-17 09:38 am   Permalink



 
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TIKIBOSKO
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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
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Posted: 2006-08-17 1:40 pm   Permalink

Without going to my archives (which is in boxes at the moment) I would say no, the wood looks like a cedar but the grain is all wrong and the overall carving is un-inspired, Witco designs usually have a little more going on. This particular piece looks like a cute serving tray or something.
When I interviewed Mr. Westenhaver he told us that back in the day there were many companies copying their style and others that just took his designs. We have a wall covered in those stupid redwoods souvenir shop owls, everyone of them has been given to us by friends who think they are Witco.

Bosko


 
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