An early-enamelled model of a bird, mid-late 17th Century.

The bird, which is 11.5cm in height, is perched on a gnarled tree stump, its attitude of tense alertness, as if eyeing a possible prey, suggesting that it is intended to represent a falcon, or similar bird of prey. The figurine has been moulded in three parts, the bird in one, and the tree stump in two; these have been luted together and boldly decorated in blood red and azure, with detailing in black.


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