Wonderfully flowing feathers dominate this large, unsigned, 3.875" x 2" Bird-of-Paradise, with glued clear stones on rhodium plated cast metal. Slight age-tarnish as to be expected, but no wear, and all stones accounted for! Very elegant!
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