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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 627

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER TABLE CENTREPIECES

    NAPLES, 1729 AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER TABLE CENTREPIECES
    NAPLES, 1729 AND LATER
    The tricorn bases on three foliage capped scroll feet, the border chased with stiff leaves on a textured ground, the base further chased with foliage and strapwork, the frame cast with putto and swags and supporting three shell form dishes with putto riding dolphin finials and with three further fluted cups, the stem applied with further putto finials and with a tripartite shell dish with sea-horse finials and with a Neptune finial, filled
    21¾ in. (55.5 cm.) high (2)


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    A similar centrepiece is illustrated in E. and C. Catello, Argenti Napoletani sal XVI al XIX Secolo, Naples, 1973, p. 250, pl. XXVII.

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