This is an exquisite stand
of hand water-leafed gold leaf that is matched to
a magnificent Japanese stone mosaic of bird and flowers.
The style of the scene emphasizes simplicity, and
with the wonderful matching of the stones, this piece
typifies its style of craftsmanship, especially as
practiced during the Great Revival in the late 19th
century. The stand is obviously Rococo, with French
scrolls and a plethora of carved elements. Of its
type, it's a good as it gets.