27 June 2007
A SET OF TWELVE ITALIAN SILVER SOUP-PLATES
MARK OF CARLO BALBINO, TURIN, 1852
Each shaped circular and with a shell and foliage heightened gadrooned border, applied with the arms of Savoia accolé with another and below a crown, marked on the back, each further stamped 'Balbino A'Turin' and engraved with the date '1852', with a scratchweight and a number 'No. 57 GRAMA 702'; 'No. 58 GRAMA 646'; 'No. 60 GRAMA 695'; 'No. 61 GRAMA 683'; 'No. 62 GRAMA 674'; 'No. 63 GRAMA 678'; No. 64 GRAMA 689'; 'No. 65 GRAMA 676'; 'No. 66 GRAMA 686'; 'No. 69 GRAMA 693'; 'No. 72 GRAMA 656' and 'No. 79 RAMA 645'
10 in. (25.5 cm.) diam.
260 oz. (8,096 gr.)
The arms are those of Savoia accolé with those of Hapsburg with Savoia-Carignano in pretence, for Vittorio Emanuele II, King of Italy, (1820-1878) and his first wife Maria Adelaide of Hapsburg, Queen of Sardinia, (1822-1855) who he married at Stupinigi in 1842. (12)
Vittorio Emanuele II, King of Italy, (1820-1878).
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