argued endlessly about this one… Some say it is a fairing and that it would
have had a mirror in that round thing.
Others see the round thing as a handle and claim that this was the lid
of some sort of pot. The rest of us take
the view that we neither know nor care and rue the fact that we have run out of
people collect these things – each to his/her own, that’s what we say.
pretty certain this is Victorian and it has the number 2957 incised into its
base…. However it is extremely unlikely that there are 2956 more of these out
at the price – an indication of our hope of sending this to a good and loving
condition (apart from possible missing mirror or pot and some loss of gilding)
PS What is
that brown object on the floor? Kindly do not send answers on a postcard.