Description & Technical information

This is a very rare and large example of a late 19th century silver, enamel and lapis lazuli ostrich. This examples has wonderful outspread jewelled wings, tail feathers and thighs with a rich blue and white enamel over a feathered silver ground.The body is paved in lapis lazul.

Date:  1890
Period:  1850-1900, 19th century
Origin:  Austria, Vienna
Medium: Enamel, Lapis lazuli, silver
Dimensions: 69 cm (27¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Silver