A silver plated and gilded nautilus shell centre piece, 19th...
A silver plated and gilded nautilus shell centre piece, 19th century, modelled as a putto and two swans upon a mirrored lake amidst a rectangular rocky surround, the frosted glass nautilus shell resting upon bulrushes, 25cm high (at fault)
The shell shows some nibbles to the rim (see pictures). No other cracks, chips or losses, some light scratching and wear commensurate with age and use. The mesh frame has splits and losses throughout (see pictures). The reins between the putto and swans are broken and have become detached, repair required. (see pictures). The figures are in good order, no splitting, major damage or repair, and they are secure on the base. Stand and base are in good order, no losses, major damage or repair. General scratching and wear throughout commensurate with age. Piece would benefit from professional cleaning.