A Victorian Bronze Mermaid with Nautilus Shell and Natural Coral
In the 18th and 19th century every house had a fireplace, and therefore a mantle piece, and in the grander houses , several mantlepieces. These would be decorated with all manner of things from clocks, candlesticks, photograph frames and pottery and brass ornaments.
A finely modelled bronze figure of a mermaid holding up a nautilus shell with various small shells and coral.
A good patina and in nice condition.
Dimensions: length 20cm x 12cm deep x 29cm high