1940s Black Feather Bird Millinery Piece
1940s millinery feathered bird piece.
Vintage black feather bird piece from the 1940s, made to be an accent millinery piece for a hat. It has a red-orange thin plastic beak and black see bead eyes. The feathers are slightly iridescent. In good condition -- there is some very slight wear to the plastic beak, and a few of the feathers on the underside have some wear. It measures approximately 12" long and 1" wide.
Very similar to a Schiaparelli millinery piece, but no markings. Last photos via "Vintage Fashion Complete" by Nicky Albrechtsen.