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A LARGE GILT-METAL MOUNTED HARDSTONE PRESENTATION DISH
PROBABLY ROME, CIRCA 1620
Circular, repoussé and chased with scrolls and rosettes, and set with hardstones panels of varying sizes and shapes
While this dish can be compared to the tazza by François I Roberday, Paris, circa 1630-1635, in the Louvre, it bears stronger similarities to the monumental works made in Rome from the end of the 16th century into the 17th century such as those by Curzio Vanni (1555-1614) and Pompeo Targone (1575-1630), both from goldsmithing families. This form of dish inset with hardstones panels is also found later in the century in Germany. A fine example of the latter is the large ewer and basin by Johann Heinrich Mannlich, Augsburg, circa 1670, given by the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold , to the Emperor Alexis Mikhailovich in 1675 (B. Shifman and G. Walton, eds., Gifts to the Tsars, 1500-1700, New York, 2001, p., 121, fig. 9).