19c French Gilt Ormolu Bronze Mounted Rose Medallion Centerpiece No Reserve
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19c French Gilt Ormolu Bronze Mounted Rose Medallion Centerpiece No Reserve:
19C FRENCH GILT ORMOLU BRONZE MOUNTED ROSE MEDALLION CENTERPIECE Description
This listing is for a fine Chinese rose medallion porcelain center bowl mounted in French open work gilt bronze mounts. This bronze mounted bowl dates to the 19th century.
The center bowl measures 9 ½ inches or 24 cm high to the top of the handles; it is 18 ¾ inches or 47.5 cm wide from handle to handle. The bowl itself measures 13 ½ by 8 ½ inches and is 3 ½ inches deep. The inside of the bowl is decorated in the center with a round medallion. Around this on the sides of the bowl are four alternating scenes, two domestic and two floral. These four scenes are separated by flowering roses and their leaves and vines. The paint pallet is in the typical rose medallion colors of red, blues, and greens. The bowl is mounted in gilded bronze. The gilding here is all ormolu and original. The bronze base has scrolling leaf form handles and an open work floral decorated border. The bowl has four bronze feet with ram's heads and swags of flowers.
The condition of the whole is excellent. The gilded bronze have age appropriate darkening and wear. The mounted rose medallion bowl is in excellent condition. A rare opportunity here on to buy a truly exceptional French-mounted piece from this period. You are offerding on an antique, late 18th early nineteenth century piece. This is not a modern reproduction or twentieth century copy.
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