Flynn Kyneton Australian Sterling Silver Platypus & Glass Paperweight With Box

Seller: Top-Rated Seller threetreefrogs (5,130) 100%, Location: melbourne, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372556140529 FLYNN KYNETON AUSTRALIAN STERLING SILVER PLATYPUS & GLASS PAPERWEIGHT WITH BOX Click images to enlarge EXQUISITE STERLING SILVER PLATYPUS PAPERWEIGHT BY FLYNN OF KYNETON Presenting a spectacular hand crafted sterling silver and art glass art glass paperweight created and signed by the renowned Australian silversmiths Flynn of Kyneton. This stunning paperweight features a masterfully modelled sterling silver platypus swimming atop a solid bubble-filled crystal clear orb. The expertly crafted naturalistic platypus has been modelled with exceptional attention to detail. Its sleekly curved body has been beautifully textured simulating the native mammals fur. The textured body adds an appealing tactile element to the design while perfectly contrasting the creatures smooth sparkling webbed feet and bill. The masterfully crafted sterling silver platypus looks exquisite set atop the sparkling crystal clear glass orb-shaped paperweight. Randomly sized encapsulated air bubbles have been encapsulated within the paperweight, adding a fabulous sense of movement just like a bubbling stream or flowing river. The air bubbles add a stunning jewel-like sparkle to the glass and beautifully lead ones eyes to the exquisite platypus atop. This stunning example is presented in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. This piece appears to have been safely stored away in its original Flynn of Kyneton burgundy velvet and white satin lined fitted box. Both the white satin lined interior and the top of the hinged lid are beautifully marked in gold lettering "Flynn Kyneton Victoria Australia". There are a couple iof exceptionally minor scuffs to the box noticeable only on extremely close scrutiny but mentioned for complete accuracy. "Flynns Silver" tag also remains within the box. This impressive example stands approx 105mms tall and measures 100mms in diameter. This substantial piece weighs 1.3kgs excluding the original box and 1.9kgs including the Flynn of Kyneton presentation box. The platypus is beautifully hallmarked with a 925 mark to the underside of his bill indicating he has been crafted in sterling grade of silver and is also signed with the Flynn Silver makers mark. The original tag which comes presented with this piece states "The tradition of Flynn Silver in Australia dates back to 1946 with the exquisite works of Dan Flynn. Today, sons John Flynn B.Sc and Dan Flynn B. Arch (Hons) continue to create pieces that attract the attention of the world's most respected silversmith houses. Pieces of Flynn Silver now reside in Buckingham Palace, the White House and in the home of many of the world's most distinguished state and corporate leaders. Major commissions include a chalice for Pope John Paul II and trophies for the Formula One World Championships." This exquisite piece would make an outstanding addition to any quality Australian Silversmiths or handcrafted paperweight collection! A perfect gift idea for the discerning admirer of fine quality, artistically designed, handcrafted objects of sheer beauty! Ideal for any platypus or Australian Native Fauna collector! We LOVE presenting you with quality art glass, beautifully designed objects and unique collectible items so be sure to add us to you favourites and browse our jam packed eBay store so as not to miss a thing! We are always more than happy to combine postage to help you save... just ask us for a quote so your invoice can be properly adjusted prior to payment! Rest assured, all items are professionally packaged to the highest of standards! Payment Preferred payment method within Australia can be made via direct deposit / internet banking or money order. PayPal is also accepted. International buyers are most welcome. Please use PayPal for payment. 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