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Antique German Silver Parrot Spice Boxes – A Pair of Pretty Pollies

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Please refer to our stock # BM809 when inquiring.
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
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Pair of German silver parrot spice boxes, ca 1890. Each: full downy body with hinged wings and scaly talons gripping a wood perch. Head detachable. A male and female couple. The male has a fancy crown and looks down. The female is on alert with raised head and slightly open beak. Each mounted to black marble column with white speckles and circular foot with leaf-and-dart ornament. Hallmarked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions (with base): Male: H 10 7/8 x W 7 1/2 x D 3 1/4 in. Female: H 11 x W 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. BM809