French ormolu-mounted circular mirrored Plateau on dolphin feet

French ormolu-mounted circular mirrored Plateau on dolphin feet

French ormolu-mounted circular mirrored Plateau on dolphin feet

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French ormolu-mounted circular mirrored Plateau on dolphin feet:
with finely-engraved Greek Key patterned mount inside a frame of alternate plain and floral diagonal stripes and fine vertical egg-and-dart pattern on the outside. Circa 1830.

Height:1"-4.5cm
Width:10"-27.0cm
Glossary Words

ormolu

A term derived from the French 'or moulu' (ground gold). This special gilding technique is no longer used. It is now done by electro-plating, which uses a chemical process to apply a thin layer of gold. See gilded.

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