It's been beautiful here in New York City, and at Nelson and Nelson we love to take advantage of our Pierre Hotel location and slip across the street after work to the gorgeous expanse of Central Park. Sometimes we just like to linger on a bench and watch the world go by, and what always catches our eye is the fascinating variety of birds that are always present. In honor of our feathered friends, we present a selection of our beautiful figural silver. (Yes, there are peacocks in Central Park, but you have to go to the zoo!)
This beautifully formed antique Dutch silver figural bird, possibly a Piping Plover, is designed with a detachable head. This particular figural creation is deeply carved to emphasize the intricate feathering of its real counterpart. It's a particularly clever and personal gift for the avid bird aficionado. Made in The Netherlands circa 1900, it is fully hallmarked. with excellent patina and in perfect condition. For more information, click here.
This delightful sterling silver figural peacock is designed with its feathered fan spread out in all of its regal glory. Made in Germany in 1963 exclusively for import to England, it is fully hallmarked and weighs a hefty 11 troy ounces. For more information, click here.
This elegant and charming antique diamond, cabochon sapphire, pearl, silver, and 18 karat gold bird brooch is of European origin and was made circa 1910. The brooch is designed as a diamond-set adult bird perched on a fence with three baby diamond and cabochon sapphire wing-set birds. The birds are diamond encrusted and set in silver-topped gold. The fence is 18 karat gold set with 14 small pearls. The lower rung of the fence is hallmarked with three indistinguishable touchmarks. The round diamonds weigh approximately 1.50 carats total. For more information, click here.