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A Pair of Italian silver wine-coolers and liners
A Pair of Italian silver wine-coolers and liners

MAKER'S MARK OF PIETRO PAULO SPAGNA, ROME, MID 19TH CENTURY

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A Pair of Italian silver wine-coolers and liners Maker's mark of Pietro Paulo Spagna, Rome, mid 19th century Fluted baluster shaped and on four bearded satyr mask, shell, scroll and foliage feet, with shell and foliate scroll border and with two detachable foliate scroll bracket handles, the bodies each applied two detachable coats-of-arms with coronet above, each with detachable plain line, marked on bases 8in. (22cm.) high 221ozs. (6,884gr.) (2)

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A single wine-cooler of similar form was exhibited in Rome, Argenti Romani di Tre Secoli Nelle Raccolte Private, Palazo Braschi, 7-26 May 1970, no. 129, pl. LXXI.

Pietro Paolo Spagna (w. 1817-1861) is recorded as working for the Borghese family. The firm supplied additional silver to the well-known Borghese service by Martin-Guillaume Biennais. These pieces were probably ordered by Princess Pauline Borghese, who lived separatly from her husband, in Rome from 1814-1828. It is probable that these coolers were included in the Borghese Palace sale, in Rome 1892.

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