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Lot 272: A GOLD, POLYCHROME ENAMELLED AND GEM-SET PARROT-FORM FLASK (CHUSKI) ON A BRANCH, NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the parrot perched on a lavender-coloured forked branch, decorated with translucent emerald green and red enamel on a chased feather-like chevron ground, with faceted gem-set collar and border around wings, a lotus blossom in its beak and seed-pearl chain stopper, with crest-form screw-on cover
In good overall condition, the enamel very bright, parrot slightly loose on branch (attached with feet), a very minor tear in gold on small section of branch, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 8 by 12 by 12cm.