A PAIR OF SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER VASES
PERU, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Each of square flask form, applied at the corners with winged cherub's masks with feather headresses, the flaring lip, neck molding and shoulder engraved with acanthus, one engraved with Marian monogram IHS with cross and crown-of-thorns, the other engraved AMR beneath a crown, apparently unmarked
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high; 58 oz. 10 dwt. (1,827 gr.) (2)
A nearly identical pair of church flower vases from Cuzco are illustrated in José Antonia de Lavalle and Werner Lang, Arte y Tesoros del Peru: Plateria Virreynal, 1974, p. 177.