Antique French Bronze Ornaments, Billiard Pockets, 1800's

Antique French Bronze Ornaments, Billiard Pockets, 1800's

500,00 €Price

Remarkable and extremely rare antique French bronze ornaments with child's hands, mid 19th century.


These exquisite French embellishments that date from the 1850's are truly extraordinary in their beauty and a fascinating and curious design. Once they were used as adornments for the corners of an ancient billiard table [as pockets for balls]. They are entirely made of gilded cast bronze that gives them a magnificent sculptural quality depicting child's hands [that are movable] surrounded by a luscious and intricate pattern. Such items are highly decorative and could be displayed in many innovative ways, on their own on a flat surface perhaps or in combination with other decorative items in order to create a spellbinding interior exhibit. The hands can also hold some object if desired. Each ornament measures about 17 x 12.5 x 10 cm or approximately 6.7 x 4.9 x 3.9 inches and they are in great antique condition with minor signs of ageing which in my opinion only brings forward their true beauty and splendour today. They are exactly as I discovered them recently. For the full condition please refer to the images!


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