Gold, precious stone, and quartz model of a bird

£35,000

Wrought from gold, quartz, and a whole panoply of precious stones, this superb model of a bird of paradise is a truly remarkable objet d’art.

 

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Description

This magnificent objet d’art incorporates a variety of exceptional materials to produce a display of a bird of paradise perched atop a tree branch in a rocky outcrop.

The composition is raised on a square gilt metal base, upon which a fine piece of quartz serves as the landscape. From the outcrop of quartz springs a chased gold branch, naturalistically rendered with fine detailing. The branch supports chrysoprase leaves and flowers composed of diamonds and sapphires.

The bird of paradise is perched on the branch, his body wrought from beautifully chased and finished gold—each feather separately rendered. The gold bird is studded with diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and turquoise, his extraordinary plumage composed of equally extraordinary precious stones.

The piece is contained by a fitted case.

Details

Country of Origin
Continental
Date of Manufacture
c. 1980
Period
20th Century
Style
Birds / Ornithology
Material
Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
Colour
Gold, Multi-coloured, White

Dimensions

Height
28 cm / 11 inches
Width
15 cm / 5.9 inches
Depth
13 cm / 5.1 inches

Reference:
16495

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