Dating silver hallmarks sheffield
This chemical process restires the polished surface to glass after cutting.The glass is dipped in an acid solution which rmoves a fine surface layer. Mainly found in Jacobean furniture as finials on chairs and bedposts A pewter vessel about 12" (30cm) in height.
A decorative arts movement with a strong Japanese influence, that flourished in the UK from c1870.
Acanthus leaf ornamentation is also used in furniture, particluarly in borders, and in ceramics too.