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    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    This is the second of the two birds found recently.They were marked as Mexican silver ... but the bodies were sitting on what I first thought were glass eggs. They brought a smile to my face. I had to have both of them.

    This bird is definitely a caricature of a Road-Runner.

    This bird is marked on the base: HECHO EN MEXICO STERLING. 925.
    I S V. The base is one of three parts of the piece. The base and feet of the bird are glued, fixed to an agate egg that makes up the body of the bird. Above that there is the head, neck and feathers made of silver that sit over the upper face of the agate. The upper part is not fixed, but actually moves over the rounded surface of the polished agate. You can change the shape of the bird into a variety of positions.

    I have seen a few similar birds on the net. But I need some help with these two birds. I have so far not been able to identify the maker. I am supposing that the 'I V S' is the maker's mark.

    Perhaps someone knows some more about the bird ... is it a Déco piece or is it later?

    Both of the birds are very well modelled and beautifully constructed.

    Any comments are welcome.

    Height : 8.5 cm or 3.4 inches.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      C,C,C : Cute, charming, collectible!
    2. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
      Kevin, what a delight! I'm in love, too!
      Thanks for brightening the day,
      Tony.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      I love these birds stunning !!!!
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      Loved the first, love the second!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, SKLO, KYRATANGO, GEODEGEM, ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & TONINO too !!!!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KAPUTS !!!!!!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MOONSTONE !!!!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanksKAREN, TREY & ALAN too !!!!!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CORMORAN !!!!!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks DON !!!!!!!!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SMIATA !!!!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RIAZ !!!!!
    14. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      this is much mor difficult to find bur perhaps this could be the inspiration
      http://www.google.com.ar/imgres?imgurl=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Secretary-Bird.jpg&imgrefurl=https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Secretary-Bird.jpg&h=1824&w=1368&tbnid=2qXDp0dY8EWvHM:&tbnh=186&tbnw=139&usg=___IijmHMQQfGf4HaLQLw9U1Ke1Fw=&docid=TzR-nIWPcwPGJM&itg=1
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks KIVATINITZ .... but this one is definitely a Roadrunner .... I think it is a caricature that resembles the Warner Bros cartoon character ...

      http://www.desertusa.com/birds/roadrunner-bird.html
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RICK & BINARYREFLEX too !!!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks PEASEJEAN !!!!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks WALKSOFTLY !!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TEDSTRAUB !!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks FERNPIG & CAPERKID !!!!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks INDROZDENKO !!!!!
    22. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      It's so cute I remember years ago I seen one similar to this one but not of the same class.
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks ZOWIE ... Cute it is !!!!!!
    24. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      I think so as you must I can see them sitting up with my other little collection of animals
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!!!!
    26. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Sorry!!!..this is the one that should have been..." Beep..Beep".. No more wine for me tonight..lol!!!..:-)
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN, NORDICMAN & INKY too !!!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GLUECHIP !!!!!!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS & MELANIEJ too !!! !!!! ! !!!! !!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks JUNKMAN !!! !!! !!! !!!
    31. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Adorable!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AURA & MARTIKA !!! !!!! !! ! !! !!!! !!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MIGNIGHT !! !!! !! ! !! !!! !!

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