It's a fabulous piece and in excellent condition. All beautifully hand painted with heavy enameled Florals and Song Birds.
The paintings on the bowl appear to be painted at different levels or a different time, fired and then a next set of painting giving the art a true 3-D effect. This is one of the most beautiful early decorated Art Glass pieces that I have ever seen in 30 years.
The inside is decorated with hand painted gold leaf vines. The top edge is ground, beveled and gilded. The gilding is in excellent condition with only very minor loss. I did notice some very tiny flea bites to a couple of the gilded corners. They are so tiny that I had to put my glasses on to see them.
I have photographed everything very closely and the photos are part of the description. The glass is quality Flint Glass that has a very beautiful distinctive bell ring when lightly tapped.Absolutely gorgeous in every way. It's in near perfect condition and is believed to be European. The silver plated stand is in near perfect condition and has been cleaned and looks as it did over 130 years ago.
It has very nice detailed and delicate dragon fly and grasshopper decoration on the handle and flower and leaf decorations at the feet. The bowl fits nicely into the holder with only minor movement and appears to be a fit and original. It does have a tiny silver plated leaf broken off and it will be included. Height of basket to top of handle. 12 ¾ inches to the top of the leaf.
10 inches from the dragonfly to the grasshopper. Inside diameter of bowl holder. Outside diameter of silverplated bowl holder.Quadruple plate, Hard white metal, 723. The photos are good but they do not do justice to this beauty. This will make a great accessory to any Victorian home.
I pack well and will double box this item. I will insure the item at my own cost. Bowl: With the exception of extremely tiny flea bites to the top of the bowl rim, there are no breaks, cracks or repairs. Silver plated basket: Very good condition to the silver plating with no base metal showing through and no visible damage with the exception of a tiny leaf being broken off near the bottom side.I took a photo of the leaf and it will be included. You can have it repaired or leave it off.
It appears that it has been an old break. The item "Victorian Pink Cased Glass Floral Bird Silver plated Bride Basket Dragonfly" is in sale since Saturday, March 14, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Bowls". The seller is "steediii" and is located in Candor, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped to United States.