Frolicking birds - 1880s
These birds are very busy indeed! Two blue tits (the most ordinary countryside birds you can think of) are frolicking around in beautiful gilt foliage. They have been relief moulded, making them even more alive.
I don't know who made this plate as I could not decipher the impressed mark on the back, but it was done with extraordinary skill. You can find the listing here in my shop.