A magnificent vintage sterling silver bird of paradise brooch; it is simply breathtaking!
Measuring a huge 3.25" by 1.9" with a weight of 34.43gms.
The figure of the bird in flight is beautifully detailed, by an obviously talented silversmith and encrusted throughout with sparkling marcasite. To further still enhance, there is a small pink ruby eye; a cluster of small pink rubies in a forget me not flower shape and some sapphire stones.
The brooch has a good roll over safety catch fastener for security in wear.
In good vintage condition; left unpolished to back; unless my eyes have deceived me, there are no missing marcasites, which is always a rarity in vintage pieces!
This is a showstopper of a brooch, not for the faint hearted. It WILL be a talking point in wear and is a spectacular example of the decadence of the era!!
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