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Huge Antique French Napoleoan III Dore Bronze and Crystal Basket Decorated with Floral Swags and ‘Rope’ Handle
The Front and Back have Images of the Head of a Classical God Probably the Greek God Apollo.
King Louis XIV Identified with Apollo, the Greek Sun God who had Acquired Power over Medicine, Healing, Archery, Music,and Poetry.
The Long Reign of Louis XIV, also Known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) Lasted 72 years and During this Time the French King Turned his Country into a Dominating Power in Europe.
Flanking Apollo there are Two Mermaids and Feathered Leaves.
The Handle has a Twisted Rope Design and Classical Figures.
This Stunning Basket of Huge Size Sits on 4 Feet.
Super Quality Crystal and Dore Bronze.