The head is nicely dimensional, the carving shows realistic details and anatomically correct features, such as chubby cheeks, defined eyes & finely carved feathers. The beak part of the same stone is in grayish brown color also superbly and realistically carved to resemble a real ducks beak. Small brown eyes are made from glass-like stone or bead and set on both side of the head.
The wooden shaft in dark brown color highlighted on the top by white guilloche enamel within two 14K yellow gold bezels. The bottom of the shaft terminates in a 14K gold tip and fitted with a metal screw. Not marked but tested 14K. The duck handle is accompanied by original fitted box.
The duck head has a small hairline on the back of the head but due to marble characteristic of the stone, it blends in and not noticeable. No other damages noted on the stone.Enamel is in pristine condition, no chips, cracks or other damages. The wooden shaft has few scuffs & scratches due to age.
Entire length of the handle (not including the screw): 10 1/4 (26cm). Duck head measure: 1 3/8" (3.5cm) high, 2 3/8" (6cm) long including beak. ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED WITHIN 24 HOURS.
Please review the pictures, as they are part of the description. We photograph each piece very well and note any major damages or significant wear. We will do our best to resolve the issue promptly. The item "Antique Carved Agate Duck Parasol Handle, 14K Gold & Guilloche Enamel, 1890s" is in sale since Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Umbrellas & Parasols". The seller is "fashflair" and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia.