6. A pair of gilt silver birds of paradise

A pair of gilt silver birds of paradise
China, 19th century
Both seated on a gnarly stump, issuing a large flowering peony, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, the eyes and the heart of the flower inlaid with semi-precious stone.
First grade silver, approx. gross weight 1204 grams
H. 19 cm
Provenance:
– Auction Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 2 May 2005, lot 169A
– Private collection, The Netherlands
(2x)

Estimate
€ 800 - 1.200
Hammer amount
€ 2.000