Description: Waiting for your purchase is this adorable vintage napkin or letter holder. I suppose it would work for either purpose. It would charmingly grace a table or a desk, even a dressing table as a hanger for jewelry, perhaps. This vintage item was made in Japan and still has its original paper label on bottom from Ardalt Artware. The bird is a bit confusing to me, so I've listed it as either a swan, peacock, or turkey, since it has elements of all three. The tail feathers fan out like a peacock's, and it also has a tuft of yellow on top of its head. Yet, its neck is arched and graceful, like a swan's. The tail feathers and pointed head make it also look a bit like a turkey. So, you decide what you wish this bird to be! It is made of quality ceramic material, highly glazed, and delicately painted. The tuft of feathers on its head is yellow, as is its beak. Its eyes are black. There are very pale tan dots that gradiate in size from large at top to small at bottom of the tail feathers. On bottom is the foil sticker from Ardalt Artware. I am not certain when this product was made, but it has a vintage appearance. It is well-designed. The wide tail feathers and delicate neck are separated by a little under 2 inches. In this space, the connecting base has steps, so that anything you place first will be higher than the last, by just a little bit. VERY CLEVER. What I really love most about this item is the perky bow that graces the bird's neck, giving it a very jaunty, yet gentle appearance. This item is in perfect condition with no damage.
Measurement: It is 5 1/4 inches wide across the widest part of the tail feathers. It measures 3 1/2 inches from front to back, head to tail. It stands just a little over 4 inches tall.
Condition: EXCELLENT---no chips, cracks, or crazing.....still has original paper sticker on base......perfect
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---Priority Mail (2-3 days delivery) $9.00
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