Bought during a recent trip to France,this is just the loveliest little item!
A beautifully detailed study of a long tailed swallow in the form of a jewellery hanger hook for the boudoir. With it's finely patterned feathers, it is fashioned in a nice bright gilt repousse metal with very little overall wear. Made in France during the Art Nouveau Aesthetic period,C1880 as a sweet frippery to hold a favourite article. Has a loop to the rear for attaching to the wall or fabric bed drapes etc. and a shepherds crook hook at the base.
The perfect gift now as then for the lady who has every thing to hang her precious fob watch or pendant maybe. The size is approximately 4 inches long x 2 inches (beak to wingtip). Not seen anything similar for years. In very good original condition with no damage or repairs. Some discolouration to the back from manufacture.
Something special to make you smile. We all deserve a precious little decadence sometimes!
Thanks for looking,hope you love it!