Gold and Enamel 'Eagle of Suger' with Moveable Wings Bird Pin Clip
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Gold and Enamel 'Eagle of Suger' with Moveable Wings Bird Pin Clip
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Description: gold plated base metal, enamelling. The two wings are hinged and move freely
Marked: unsigned
Reference: The design is apparently based on the 12th century 'Eagle of Suger', a liturgical chalice now in the Louvre, Paris - an ancient porphyry vase mounted with silver gilt head, wings, and feet in the shape of an eagle, by Abbot Suger of the Abbey of St Denis in the mid-1100s. See http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/porphyry-vase-known-suger-s-eagle. Design, construction, and non-use of Sterling date this piece to the late 1940s
Condition: Excellent
Size: 3.7" x 2.75"
Price: US$1875
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