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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass, originally silvered

  • Museum number:

    235-1893

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This Baroque style dish was intended for display on a buffet or sideboard. The Baroque style is characterised by exuberant decoration, expansive curvaceous forms and an air of solemn, sometimes pompous grandeur. It was fully developed by about 1620 and quickly spread to northern Europe.

Physical description

Oval dish in high relief with foliage and bunches of fruit and flowers. In the centre is engraved a shield of arms surmounted by a coronet.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

late 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass, originally silvered

Dimensions

Length: 23 in, Width: 18.25 in

Descriptive line

Brass dish decorated in high relief with foliage and fruit, with a shield surmounted by a coronet in the centre, French, late 17th century

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Repoussé

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Shield; Fruit; Coronet; Foliage

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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