Lot n° 256
10000 - 12000
Amazing bird cage in brass and gilded bronze... - Lot 256 - Coutau-Bégarie
Amazing bird cage in brass and gilded bronze with an octagonal shape. Each side is decorated with columns decorated with relief flowers supporting a pediment with simulated trimming decoration, they surround gilded brass grids cut out and engraved with ironwork motifs and flowery scrolls in the lower part of the medallions centred on a crescent moon and a star. It opens to a main door and a smaller one for bird feeding. In the centre is a perch. The lower part with a wide gallery decorated with points and trimmings. Suspension ring.
Ottoman work in the mid-19th century (accidents).
H: 50 cm, D: 45 cm
A similar bird cage preserved at the Topkapi Palace (Istanbul).
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