Pair of beautiful highly detailed solid silver birds which were very popular table decorations in the 1950s. They are a bit of a puzzle as one bears a STERLING mark under its tail and they also have marks indicating 835 (83.5% silver purity) on the feet and some other hallmarks on the side of the tail.
Possibly European in origin, from Belgium, Netherlands or France. CONDITION: the female bird has a shortened tail.
It displays nicely but I think there is a piece missing from the end of her tail. The male bird is in excellent condition. I did not attempt any polishing.
SIZE: male: 7.25 (18cm) long x 2 3/8 (6cm) wide. Female: 6.25 (16cm) long x 4.5 (11.5cm) wide. 140g (2 birds weigh 280 grams total). Other countries please enquire for a quote. Please take a look at my other Auctions!
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In the unlikely event of a problem please contact me before leaving Feedback. The item "Sterling Silver 835 Belgian / Dutch / French Pheasant Birds Pair Vintage Lovely" is in sale since Friday, July 30, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver".
The seller is "simplyzeebest" and is located in Stittsville, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.