Hi, I found this very nice green egg at an antique fair this weekend,
it's about 9 cm tall and hollow.
The outside has some fairly good quality engravings that have been guilded.
The guilding has worn off some over the years, I'm thinking it may
possibly be an antique french ornament but I could be wrong :wink:
I've looked at some french banister finials (boule d'escalier),
most of the ones I found were solid tho and also with some kind of
threaded bottom to fit onto a brass or wooden foot, which would then be
attached to a banister.
The glass is a very nice shade green.
It has a rose on one side and a vine and butterfly on the other,
inbetween there is a dotted pattern.
Can anyone help me with this one?
Maker or year, and if it is indeed a banister finial? Vine & Butterfly SideRose SideBottom