An over-the-top silverplate Victorian vase with a cupid riding a swallow. It has all of the bells and whistles from a cupid, to a swallow and even a fuchsia flower.
The swallow has a collar and twisted reins so that the cherub can control him. All of this rests on a horseshoe like base. The vase and base have etched designs on the vase and base. The top of the vase looks like a flower head with a molded design.
The vase is mostly silverplated. The reins and collar have a gold finish.
A stamped mark on the base reads, MERIDEN SILVER PLATE CO. There is the production number 5007.7 7/8" (20.0 cm) tall x 4 ½" (11.4 cm) deep x 2 ½ (6.4 cm) wide. Weighs 1 lb 1.4 oz (495 g). The top of the vase is detached, although it will sit in place without falling off.
The collar on the swallow's head must have come loose and was reattached using glue. The vase has very little silver left. There are a few scratches on the body of the vase, and the edge of the base has a couple of small dings.