Antique French Chinoiserie gilt bronze Compote Center piece cloisonne champleve
Dated to mid 19th century, if not earlier, this beautiful Bowl features hand painted game birds in flowers. Large ornate band with heads of white dogs or wolves surrounds the scene. The turquoise background lovely complement vivid colors of flowers and birds. The bowl ends with pierced gallery rim and two stylized birds serve as handles. The base of the bowl is a piece of art on its own supported upon four feet in form of dolphins upon square reticulated platform.
The bowl stands 7" (18 cm) high; 15" (38 cm) in diameter without handles.
Excellent and vivid colors, no damage and no repair, with original gilt bronze mounts.
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