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Purificador

Purificador

  • Place of origin:

    Brazil (made)

  • Date:

    1770-1799 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, chased.

  • Credit Line:

    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:GILBERT.18:1-2008

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.

Physical description

Gold purificador consisting of a footed, tazza-like stand with a central hemispherical cup and cover similarly chased and surmounted by a baluster finial.

Place of Origin

Brazil (made)

Date

1770-1799 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, chased.

Descriptive line

Purificador, gold, Brazil, late 19th century.

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Chasing

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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