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Lot 271: A GOLD AND POLYCHROME ENAMELLED PARROT PERCHED ON A BRANCH, NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the long-tailed parrot with translucent green enamelled body on a feather-like etched ground, red and blue enamelled detailing to beak, tail, feet and wings, holding a red rose in its beak, perched on a forked branch with leafy vines designed in relief, gem-set details to branch terminals, eyes, crest, wings, tail with pendant link of gemstones
In good overall condition, very minor scratch to chest of bird and minor loss to enamel near one of branch terminals, otherwise colours bright, pendant link of stones probably later replacement, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 9.1 by 9.6 by 10.3cm.