18KT Gold and Enamel Bird Brooch, Italy
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Designed as two birds on a branch, with multi color enamel tail feathers and ruby set eyes, completed with a locking pin stem, stamped 18KT Italy and with maker's marks S + P 848.
1.5 x 2.5 in.
The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
Small chip to enamel on one feather.