Large French Ormolu Bronze Centerpiece Bowl Circa 1860s
Our very large oval shaped gilt bronze centerpiece bowl from the Napoleon III period, circa 1860, measures 35 inches wide, 8 1/2 inches tall and 8 3/4 inches deep, and has its original metal insert. Interior with impressed numerical mark, 224244 and apparently unsigned otherwise. Cartouche at the center features the figure of a standing eagle with crown above. In good condition, with rubbing and oxidation wear to the gilt surfaces, scratches, bends, scattered small areas of verdigris, and considerable wear to the insert. Possibly from Christofle.