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A Rare Austrian Silver, Enamel & Lapis Lazuli Figure of an Ostrich

A Large Austrian Silver, Enamel & Lapis Lazuli Figure of an Ostrich

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His outspread jewelled wings, tail feathers and thighs with purple and white translucent enamel over a feathered silver ground, his neck and detachable head rising from purple to while enamel, his copper body paved in lapis lazuli, with gilt-copper liner and silver-lined cover, his silver legs on a naturalistic shaped square base, the sides jewelled between translucent enamel scroll.
69cm high