11 June 2003
A large Portuguese silver basin
Circa 1780, unmarked
Plain circular and with bombé sides, the broad rim chased and engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers, the centre engraved with the intials 'JA'
16½in. (42cm.) diam.
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