A superb Empire style silver figural jardinère by Keller Frères shaped as a boat with magnificent swans at each end and ornamented on either side with pairs of cornucopiae, swags and anthemion motifs, Paris, date circa
A LARGE GERMAN SILVER CENTRE PIECE BOWL, HANAU, NERESHEIMER & Co, CIRCA 1900 shell shaped with three scrolling paw feet and rocaille border, 'repousse' and chased with scrolls and foliate motifs, the scroll handle with a semi-clad young female balan
Influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in the coastal neighbourhood and overseas. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!