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Archimedes Seguso Aventurine Polveri Pheasants ~ Pair

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Deano
    (262 items)

    Got these at the auction. They are so nearly identical, it was difficult keeping them strait. One is slightly bigger than the other, 1/4" difference in height & beak to tail measurements, with a weight difference of 5 grams.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      OMG Deano! Truly golden pheasants!
    2. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      Thank you Racer, an unexpected find, right up my alley!
    3. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Great to have a pair...gorgeous really love them, nice to have them in the red and gold, my favourite!!..:-)
    4. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      Thanks Inky. The old, right place, right time scenario.
    5. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Beautiful pair Deano! The decor is called A Polveri. Here is an example from the Murano Zoo, albeit with a different base. https://sites.google.com/site/muranozoo/birds-by-archimede-seguso-1/birds-by-archimede-seguso-3
    6. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      Thank you Rick. I appreciate the Polveri info. It's nice knowing exactly what something is called. Is the word "aventurine" used in the description, or does Polveri say it all?
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Well yes and no Deano, part is Aventurine and part Polveri. Aventurine and Polveri are totally different. The crown, which has larger and looser gold specs, is Aventurine, while the body, with its fine, powder-like grains is Polveri - which roughly translated means dust or powder.
    8. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      That's pretty much what I thought it is, because, as you say, it has both. So I would call them "Aventurine Polveri Seguso Pheasants". Thanks for the dialogue. I have had some interest in them and I want to make sure I represent them in the most accurate way possible.
    9. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the Love to, Rick 55, OldandSilly, Melaniej, GeodeJem, Inky, Blunderbuss2, Surfdub66, Trey, Manikin, Racer4Four, Vetraio50, Sklo42, KatherinesCollections, AghCollect. I appreciate you all.
    10. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      Wish me luck. It looks like I'll be selling the pheasants tonight. Just what I needed, going to go out for dinner if it happens. Yay!
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Oh my -- I could not part with them -- they are STUNNING !!

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