An Imperial hardstone figure of a parrot, Denisov-Uralsky, St Petersburg, 1913-1914

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Carved in vari-coloured stones, the breast and belly of rhodonite, the crown and nape of nephrite, the lore of white chalcedony with cabochon ruby eyes and agate beak, with lapis lazuli wings and tail feathers, malachite mantle, silver talons, perching on a craggy quartz branch emerging from a part-cut and polished nephrite mass, in original wood case
height 33cm, 13in.