Silver birds to sit around the house. Think on it long enough and maybe they’ll fly. Mostly to keep spices in but some just for fun.

Parrot spice boxes with hinged wings, scaly talons and a detachable head. ca. 1890.
Parrot spice boxes with hinged wings, scaly talons and a detachable head. ca. 1890. German silver with a wooden perch. Hallmarked. Image courtesy Nelson & Nelson Antiques, New York. Image Vervendi ©1998-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.trocadero.com/stores/nelson/items/1346578/Antique-German-Silver-Parrot-Spice-Boxes-Pair-Pretty
Hinged rooster spice box. Antique.
Hinged rooster spice box. Antique. German silver. Image © 2019 EBTH, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebth.com/items/10573893-german-800-silver-hinged-rooster-spice-box
Songbird. Contemporary.
Songbird. Contemporary. Florentine, hand-made in Italy. Sterling silver with a gold vermeil beak. Image © 2019 SCULLY & SCULLY. Fair use license. via https://www.scullyandscully.com/collectibles/handcrafted-sculptures/silver-sculptures/sterling-silver-birds.axd
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Neo-Pompeian art. Ancient Rome seen through a late Victorian Italian haze. All painted by Ettore Forti whose exact dates are uncertain but he exhibited works in the years around 1900.

"The antiquarian." No date.
“The antiquarian.” No date. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/ettore-forti-italian-b-1893-the-antiquarian-5993983-details.aspx
Merchant at Pompeii. No date.
Merchant at Pompeii. No date. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2015/08/Ettore-Forti.html
"Pompeii Antiques." No date.
“Pompeii Antiques.” No date. In the public domain. via https://www.art.com/products/p22248297288-sa-i7794868/ettore-forti-pompeii-antiques.htm?upi=PMQC8D0&PODConfigID=4986398
"The road to Pompeii." No date.
“The road to Pompeii.” No date. In the public domain. via https://pastiladeistorie.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/vehicule-pentru-transportul-calatorilor-la-vechii-romani/