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A SPANISH GOLD AND SILVER-DAMASCENED FORGED-IRON PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
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A SPANISH GOLD AND SILVER-DAMASCENED FORGED-IRON PHOTOGRAPH FRAME

BY PLÁCIDO ZULOAGA, EIBAR, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A SPANISH GOLD AND SILVER-DAMASCENED FORGED-IRON PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
BY PLÁCIDO ZULOAGA, EIBAR, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The scrolled crest decorated with foliage, arabesques and fruit swags, the beaded channelled frame similarly decorated with scrolling foliage and rosettes, enclosing a bevelled glass, on a pierced scrolled foot, the shaped back support incised to the top PZ
10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) high; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide
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Born into a family of Spanish Royal Armourers, Plácido Zuloaga (d. 1910) went on to become one of the greatest masters of the decorative art of damascening, praised in his day as 'a second Benvenuto Cellini'. His first recognition as an artist came in 1855 when, together with his father Eusebio, he inspired the following comments for work shown at the Paris Exposition Universelle: 'One cannot praise too highly the arms and other metal objects presented by the Sres. Zuloaga, father and son; [...] iron-chiselling, damascene, etching and repoussé never had interpreters of such obvious and varied talent' (Anon. Visite à l'Exposition Universelle de Paris, Paris, 1855, p. 121).

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