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The raised spherical form of a bird is hinged at the back; the cast head is soldered to the upper portion of the sphere. The fantail is used as a fulcrum when opening the body. The wings are made separately and attached with wire. The cast legs are soldered to the body and bolted to the base,...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

None

Provenance

January 5, 1976, sold by Alphonse Jax (dealer), New York, to Landon T. Clay, Boston; 2001, year-end gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 2002)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

1875–1900

Object Place

Probably Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 15.2 x 6 cm (9 7/16 x 6 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.841

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware