Antique Napoleon III French Empire gilt bronze jardinière or table centerpiece bowl. Featuring a gorgeous thick glass insert in a lovely green color. Encased in a sumptuous ormolu mount, richly decorated in Empire style ornamentation with neoclassical elements. Featuring an ormolu mount depicting the mighty Neptune and his chariot pulled by sea horses! The scene is flanked by palmettos and stylized handles to the sides. Resting on lion paw feet. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use, some surface scratches to the glass from use. Measures 11 1/8" length x 4 7/8" width x 3 3/4" height.