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Auction 21 | 27 June, 21H00  
Lot 313

Important Portuguese silver salver

Estimate:

€ 25.000 - 30.000

Hammer Price:

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Description:

D.Afonso VI (1656-1683)/D.Pedro II (1683-1706), of oval shape, chased and chiselled decoration
Outter frieze with urns, cartouches, floral and scroll motifs. Inner frieze with masks, garlands and scrolls. Center with bouquet, scroll and floral motifs. Apparently unmarked
Portugal, 2nd half of the 17th century
Hoop for suspension in the back of latter date
53 x 43 cm
2830 g

Category:

Silver

Notes:

Note: The salver now offered for sale is an extraordinary silver work of the portuguese barroque. For its unusual weight and craft this piece is surely production of a Braga workshop in the second half of the 17th century where there are records of foreign silversmiths working at the time, specially Italians.
This salver is pair with the one kept in Braga''s Cathedral Treasure with exactly same dimensions and decoration except the latter gilding.
Bibliography: Braga''s Treasure salver described and reproduced at Joaquim de Vasconcellos, "A Arte Religiosa em Portugal", Volume I, 1914/15, Emilio Biel & Ca, Porto