Ornate Cut Glass & Ormolu Centrepiece Dish
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Dating from the late 20th century we are pleased to offer for sale this wonderful ormolu and cut glass dish. The glass bowl features a star shaped cut and is attached to its ormolu mount with an attachment topped with a fascinating pineapple shape.
The ormolu base is very decorative and feature scrolls, fluting and various foliate decoration and stands on feet made of three scrolls.
This ormolu and cut glass dish is very distinctive and will make an ideal centrepiece for a formal dining occasion where the table needs to be set with elegance and style. Originally designed as a fruit dish, its elegance and panache is worthy of centre place.
It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the images in our photograph gallery.
To View this Ormolu and Cut Glass Dish
It's a good idea to find out about items in person, so bearing this in mind please try to attend our North London showroom to check this ormolu and cut glass dish. You will also be able to see our broad variety of other bronze articles and decorative items that we have in stock. If you intend to make a special journey to see this lovely ormolu and cut glass dish, please contact us first to confirm that this ormolu centrepiece dish is still available and has not been sold. Remember to provide us the item reference number shown above when getting in contact so we know which of our various collectibles you are making reference to.
Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours:
Our London showroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to view this ormolu and cut glass dish. We also open sporadically on Saturdays – but kindly call in advance before making the journey on a Saturday as we do not want you to be let down.
If You Would Like More Advice
To find out more about this ormolu centrepiece dish and to get responses to any queries you might have, please feel free to telephone our in-house antiques consultants on the phone number given above. When contacting us please mention the item number, shown above, so we recognize which bronze product you would like to discuss.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You're looking at a fine piece of ormolu and cut glass. It will require skillful packing and transport so that it arrives at your destination securely and safely. We can ship this ormolu and cut glass dish to almost any destination around the globe and we will be completely happy to attend to the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping estimate first, before selecting this ormolu centrepiece dish so that we can fully meet your shipping requirements. We ship totally free to any mainland UK address.
If you are not satisfied with the product we offer a 14-day money back pledge in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return shipping fees for this ormolu and cut glass dish, unless we have incorrectly explained the product in some crucial way and you do not get the article as described. You must return the article in its original packaging and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this ormolu centrepiece dish.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 24 x Width 33 x Depth 33
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 01627