A mid - late 19thc highly decorative French bronze & ormolu (gilt brass) perfume burner or incense burner of superb quality.
The round barss lid has various pierced designs such as winged cherubs & scroll designs with an ormolu finial.
The ormolu & bronze bowl is decorated with various Classical designs.
Underneath this is a central ormolu finial with a design ball moulding.
The bowl is supported by three finely cast bronze, winged female caryatids.
These rest on three scroll shaped bronze supports with ormolu mounts.
The tri-form base is superb quality moulded brass with Classical designs & with a well formed ormolu dog or fox head at each corner.
In the centre of this base is another finely cast ormolu mount in the form of stylised creatures.
Height: 12'' / 30cm
Width: 7'' / 17.5cm
Depth: 7'' / 17.5cm
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