Cut Steel Parrot Brooch
Mid-19th century whimsy comes to fruition in both subject matter and material in this delightful antique brooch crafted of cut steel. With a width of 1-3/4 inches (4.4 cm) and a glimmer and shine, a blue-gray color parrot, sits on his perch and rises up in height more than 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm). With his head slightly tilted forward, he wistfully gazes at his now empty food dish. Add a bit of imagination and you will almost hear his plaintiff wail “Polly wants a cracker”. In very good condition with a rich patina and a tad of wear that comes over time, this brooch still retains its original tube hinge, pin stem and “C” clasp. The pin stem is of base metal.