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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1750 - 1775 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, cast and pierced

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cast and pierced censer with rococo ornament. Bulging bowl with chased shell-work and spreading foot with shaped rim. Cover is unusually tall and has three cartouches all apparently engraved with the same erased inscription which has in its second line the date 1776. The chains (wanting) passed through the holes in the upper part of the cover and linked on to the bowl.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


1750 - 1775 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, cast and pierced

Descriptive line

Silver censer, made in Italy 1750 - 1775.




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