This is a large and beautiful French bowl stand. This stand could display many different kind of bowls, including a rare oriental type bowl, punch, or possibly a fish bowl. The bowl that I am showing in the photos is not original, but I will send it along if the buyer is willing to pay the shipping. Shipping costs calculated are for the stand only.
The ormolu frame is marked in several areas, France. There are a few other markings that I can not make out. The condition of the frame or stand is excellent with some age related darkening. This darkening is mainly to the circular upper band. For the most part, the gilding is very bright, with some areas being gold, others being a bit more coppery gold in color. These differences appear to be planned, alternating in certain sections. This is mentioned for accuracy only. The original finish has not been tampered with.
The metal portion that holds the base of a bowl is 8 inches in diameter. Since this measurement includes the metal rim, a bowl should not have a base larger than 7 3/4 inches. I have tried this stand with several large bowls and they all work, but if your bowl has a defined base, please measure carefully. The upper circular band measures 12 inches across. At the widest point including the handles, this item is 17 inches. It is 5 1/2 inches tall when measured from the top of the handles to the base.
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Item ID: 12313
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