Painted Enamel Bird of Paradise Gold Pin, circa 1870
Of 18k gold, depicting a vibrantly colored bird in translucent enamel amidst dense clusters of violet and pink flowers, on a black enamelled ground, enhanced by black and gold stippled and floral decoration, the reverse fitted with an oval glass to accommodate photo or miniature.
Italian or Swiss, 19th century
1 1/4 in x 1 ½ in. (3.2 x 3.8 cm) across.