This fantastic life like rendition of a miniature bird is a cast possessing a level of realism that is rarely seen. The emotion and organic flow of the casting leads one to perceive this small creature as alive. The finest details can be seen; from the curved neck to the long beak with bulging eyes and wings and feet that again almost seem as if they were cast in the lost wax method. This gold-weight is a must have for any gold weight collection. The patina is fantastic; the weight of the object is heavy but the surface is soft and silky to the touch from generations of use.