2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 15,625
Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
AN ITALIAN SILVER SOUP-TUREEN AND COVER
MARK OF VINCENZO COACI, ROME, CIRCA 1780
Circular, chased with stiff leaves, with vitruvian scroll rim, the cover with finial cast as putto, later engraved with initials, marked underneath, on cover bezel, inside cover and on top of cover, with a later silver-plated liner
13¾ in. (35 cm.) high
79 oz. (2,459 gr.)
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In addition to the maker's mark VIN/COACI/ROM, as illustrated in C. Bulgari, Argentieri Gemmari E Orafi D'Italia, Rome, 1958, p. 299, no. 386, the tureen is also struck with the mark V.C. over M in trefoil, as illustrated op. cit, no. 1180.
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