Posted 5 years ago
Called into an antique shop over Christmas that we only get to visit maybe twice a year and spotted this interesting small object in the very first cabinet I looked in. I asked the girl behind the counter if she could tell me what it was...which she couldn't.....so when she opened the cabinet and I took it out I could see it was a bird.
The tag had "cold painted parrot $25.00" written on it.
I had to have him.....he is a budgie I think, and he is only 5cm (2") tall and he is quite a weight at 72 gm.
I have searched everywhere on him for a maker's mark but have found nothing. There is a mark on the base of 329.......I don't know if this should be a clue??
I know it is difficult with just a picture, but can anyone hazzard a guess as to whether it is made of bronze, spelter or something else?
Would really appreciate your thoughts on this one as I don't have a clue.....he is not attracted to a magnet......and I don't have anything to compare it to........I just know that it is the cutest little thing and I love it!! Hope you do too, thanks, Judy