Gold, diamond and ruby model of a bird by Asprey

By Asprey (English, Founded 1781)


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This truly magnificent model of a bird by the renowned English jeweller, Asprey & Co, is crafted from a sumptuous combination of the most precious metals, stones and specimens.

The model takes the form of a glittering songbird with outstretched wings perched on a branch. The bird, whose form is startlingly naturalistic, is crafted in two tones of 18 carat gold and inlaid with rubies, diamonds and hessonite. It features onyx eyes and a white gold beak, in which it holds a small feather. The branch upon which the bird perches is cast in white gold, and delicate yellow gold leaves are set upon its flowing length. The branch is mounted onto a naturalistic base of the mineral malachite-chrysocolla, which exhibits striking turquoise and green banded patterns. The base is further mounted onto a shallow, golden dome which is decorated with a grass-like texture.

The leg of the bird is stamped with hallmarks, and the model comes in a fitted Asprey case which is stamped to the interior with the British Royal Warrant.

The bird: Height 26cm, width 18cm, depth 14cm
The box: Height 29cm, width 27cm, depth 20cm


Artist / Maker
By Asprey (English, Founded 1781)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
20th and 21st Century Design, Animal / Animalier, Birds / Ornithology
Diamond, Gold, Malachite, Precious Stones, Ruby
Blue, Gold, Multi-coloured, Red, Silver


26 cm / 10.2 inches
18 cm / 7.1 inches
14 cm / 5.5 inches


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