A continental hallmarked novelty silver pepper/spice in the form of a bird. This larger than usual antique example probably being Dutch. Hallmark on tail, neck and leg. This Finch like bird has great crisply detailed decoration. Very realistic in its size and modelling. The plumage exceptionally well detailed without wear. The original yellow paste eyes are still present and intact. The hinged head opens to reveal the pierced inner cover; with its own bird finial. The bird stands on two feet, that may have had historical repair; or possibly the feet were made separately and attached. Either way it does not detract from this very collectable piece of novelty silver. The interior clean without residue or staining. A genuine antique example and not some thinly pressed modern copy. A satisfying weight of 62.2g. Length:- approx 12.5 cm. Height:- approx 7 cm. The item “ANTIQUE NOVELTY SILVER BIRD PEPPERETTE” is in sale since Sunday, June 7, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “hafren-antiques” and is located in Llanidloes. This item can be shipped worldwide.