Luxury Design, Past & Present
This might be one of the most elaborately decorated and largest centerpieces I have acquired in 25 years. Measuring an overall 17" D x 8" H, the hand blown optic ribbed French Blue center bowl, makes a dramatic statement. The bowl itself measures 11" D x 13.50" L x 5" H. The feet are applied dolphins in clear with gold leaf inclusions and the handles are large and expressive dragons. The matching candlesticks measure 9 3/4" H 5 1/2" in diameter. The full figural dragon stems are bodies in motion as they encircle the stem, which is filled with gold leaf. The complete set is a work of art. These were custom made by Salviati and purchased in Venice ca. 1910-1920's and shipped to America.