This is quite a lovely electroplated metal Centre Piece or TABLE DECORATION / BUD VASE. It depicts what I assume is a Crane or Stork with wings out stretched against a reed or stump that is in fact a Bud Vase. The base is well marked with the Maker as... A .SAUNDERS, Sydney. A nice old Australian Colonial piece.....stands 6" in height....late 1800's I'd think....actual dating traceable as has a Serial Number.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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