Offering for sale a fabulous and very ornate decorative piece of 19th Century metalwork from England. This was being used as a paperweight by the prior owner; we have a suspicion this was originally a very ornate decorative topper for something such as a tureen or other item, but not sure. The bottom of this piece is very flat except for the center, so it is indeed perfect as a paperweight ! It is we think very heavy fine old silver plate, we see what looks like copper peeking through here and there, but we have not polished this so are unsure of the exact metal content. It measures 3 & 3/4" long, 3" wide and a tiny over 3" tall, and definitely heavy enough for a good paperweight.