This ornate, gilt metal watch holder was produced in France and dates to the 19th century, circa 1870. This stunning watch holder is finely modeled as an animated exotic Ho Ho bird, this type of bird was used throughout the 18th and 19th century in the Chinoiserie designs on porcelain, needleworks and wallpaper. The gilded metal bird with its opulent glow is perched on a rich Red Alicante marble base. This is a fine quality item that is perfect for the display of your watch, portrait miniature or exquisite item of jewelry. Please see our other related items that are shown in the final image, each sold separately. Please note that the other items are shown for scale and ambiance only and are not included in this sale.
Measuring: Base width 5.75 inch (14.5 cm) by depth 2 7/8 inch (7.5 cm). Total height 6.5 inch (17 cm). Weight a heavy 3.8 lbs. or 1.37 kgs
Condition: A few very minor nibbles to the base.
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