Antique French Vallerysthal Glass 'Argonaut Shell' Lidded Blue Dolphin Bowl
This lovely covered bowl is just dripping with festoons of shells, pressed in deep relief. The three dolphin feet support the bowl, and the lid is crowned by a single large shell finial.
Condition is great. I can find no chips, cracks or repairs. There are some rough places where the mold seams were not polished or trimmed... not all companies did this, and the companies that did, often missed some. There is some dirt that has settled into the cracks here and there, and I have not cleaned this off, as I once removed all signs of dirt from another similar Victorian piece, and regretted it... so I leave the 'to clean or not to clean' quandary to you. It stands 6½" tall, and measures 5½" in diameter. Circa 1900's.
This is an outstanding bowl in a wonderful blue color that complements it's 'ocean' theme. You'll love it!
Item ID: RL2-133
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