Lot 106
  • 106

A large silver, enamel, lapis, and gem-set figure of an ostrich, probably Austrian, late 19th century

Estimate
40,000 - 50,000 USD
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Description

  • apparently unmarked
  • silver, hardstone, gems, enamel
  • height 27 1/4 in.
  • 69.2 cm
realistically modeled, on a shaped square base with ruby-set and floral enamel border, the body and removable cover with lapis panels, with shaded enamel feathers, the wings with bezel set rubies, amethysts, and garnets, the tail encircled with ruby-set silver band, ostrich finial later, with restorations

Provenance

Christie's New York, October 20, 1999, lot 106
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