First sign of spring! This adorable duckling and chick are expressing their friendship with an affectionate hug standing in a basket decorated with two colored eggs and a bow that decorates the handle of the basket. Hand carved from American chestnut and note there are several worm holes visible in this piece. The basket is intricately carved and not painted to show the beauty of the natural wood. The bed of grass is made from chestnut shavings. The duckling and chick's feet are made by the artist from copper then textured and painted. This one shouts Happy Spring!