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Dish

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    7544-1861

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silver-gilt with an engraved silver plaque set in the centre of the bowl, the plaque has traces of enamel. The base of the bowl has worn away completely at 6 o'clock; at 12 o'clock the wear has been repaired with solder.

Date

late 15th century (made)

Marks and inscriptions

Latin, on engraved plaque set into the centre of the bowl:
'AVE * MARIA'
'Hail Mary'.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 cm Across the rim of the bowl maximum (rim of bowl is slightly distorted), Height: 3.5 cm Base of foot to rim of bowl

Descriptive line

Portugal. Lisbon mark. Late 15th century; Silver, Continental

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oman, Charles. The Golden Age of Hispanic Silver 1400-1665. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1968.
Vassallo e Silva, Nuno. Portuguese Ceremonial Silver, 15th and 16th Century. Lisbon: Scribe, 2012. ISBN 97898984102425

Materials

Silver; Enamel

Techniques

Embossing; Chasing; Enamelling; Engraving; Gilding

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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