The ball is shown displayed on a continental 19th century gilt bronze remnant element (possibly from a lighting fixture), of Louis XVI style, in the form of bows holding festooned draped fabric swags, ending in tassels. Here it is alternatively used as a stand; the ball may be purchased with or without the stand, at prices shown above.
Condition: Ball generally very good with the usual light wear, abrasions, small cracks and chips. Bronze stand very good with light wear.
“Porteous, Robert (Bootmaker – Methil).” Fife Cultural Trust. 2017. https://www.onfife.com/porteous-robert-bootmaker-methil-1 (23 August 2017).