Description: the coconut carved in three sections with depictions from Susanna and the Elders, the intermittent straps engraved with scrolling foliage below similarly engraved rim and border, the cover chased with winged putto masks between fruit bouquets, cast warrior finial with spear and shield, the latter engraved with a rampant lion, the knopped baluster stem applied with lion masks, on a spreading circular foot similarly chased to the cover
Dimensions: 33.6cm., 13 1/4 in. high
Condition Report: Apparently unmarked. The gilding of the cover is different to the body mounts and base, the latter re-gilt. Break to mount below one strap. One carved scene is cracked, approximately 1.5inches from top. Would recommend viewing.
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