A wonderful, very large 40cm! Crystal gazing ball and stand, adorned with the most beautiful winged putto. The cherub is reminiscent of an Atlas figures, holding the weight of the ball on their back. The base of the stand is well rubbed silver plate on brass.
It is marked for exceptional maker Mappin & Webb, and was retailed by Lyons (of Lyons cake fame, founded 1884). The ball is a later addition as it is fairly smooth whereas very early ones are rippled. It nestles perfectly in the stand. Its huge at around 20cm alone!
These are very rare things and becoming so far to find, so do not miss out. This is a stunning, show stopping, unusual example. The perfect centerpiece on a gypsy table, or addition to your wunderkammer. A great piece for any interior.
Skull is life size for scale. As seen in the images, but not limited to: wear and rubbing to the stand. If you have any questions, please ask. Do please take a look at my other antique items. Please note: I list items to the very best of my knowledge.
All pieces we sell are vintage or antique and do have wear commensurate with age as pictured. The images form an integral part of the description. I do not clean or polish my items; they come to you'as-is' for added authenticity! All items are antique or vintage and so will have wear commensurate with age. Items are professionally packed to ensure they get to you safely.All services are fully tracked and traceable for your protection. Posted Monday, delivered Wednesday, but for example if posted Thursday, delivered Monday as weekends are excluded.
If you require a parcel urgently please contact me in advance. If youre able, collection is very welcome from Ware/Datchworth/Sawbridgeworth all in Hertfordshire (home/warehouse/shop- the location depends on the item), weekdays/weekends by mutual agreement. I'm happy to work with your own courier IF THEY CAN SPECIFY A TIME WINDOW ON THE DAY OF COLLECTION.
Alternatively, we have a pool of regular non-affiliated couriers who offer an excellent service and can quote for you. The item "Antique Vintage Crystal Ball Fortune Teller Silver Plated Putto Stand Large 40cm" is in sale since Monday, August 23, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "belleandbeastemporium" and is located in Ware, Hertfordshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.