This is most likely a mid 19th century ovoid table or mantel ornament. (Ref: Peter M Sellers Victorian Dumps, etc, Page 83 & 92) The interior decoration consists of an 11 petal central flower above 3x 4 petal flowers formed from silver foil, rising from a bubble formed basket. Each flower has a central bubble drawn down to produce a stalk. It is generally accepted that the use of foil to make petals was a development of the Kilner glass factory (1844-1937), noted for the production of air-tight storage jars. Made from green bottle glass the metal contains many small bubbles and frit, introduced during manufacture. Condition is particularly good having only minor surface scratches and no bruises.The base has a rough pontil scar and scuff marks in keeping with its age.
Height: 4 ½ inches (11.3 cm) Diameter: 2 5/8th inches (6.5 cm) at widest point Weight: 1lb 11 3/4oz (790 g)