Extremely Rare Antique Clichy Newel Post Finial With Complex Concentric Millefiori
Rough Dimensions: 4-1/2" diameter & 4-1/2” tall
Makers Mark: Unsigned
Condition: Excellent. Faint wear to the upper surface. Please see photos and let us know if you need any additional assistance.
Image the chateau which contain such glorious decoration. Awe to dream of that romantic time when objects were a little more beauty and a little less utility. The french call these staircase ornaments "boule d'escalier" and fine examples such as these which contain millefiori or lampwork are exceptionally rare. These would have almost certainly only have been made on special order, reserved only for the finest clientele. It is extraordinary for this example to of survived in such fine condition - often they were broken off from their posts, chipped or badly bruised. A little bit of that glory from a distant past can now grace your collection as a centerpiece for your classical era masterworks.