An Italian parcel-gilt silver tazza, maker's mark bird on a branch, assay master TS conjoined most probably a variant of Pazzi no. 417, Venice, 2nd half of the 16th century
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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embossed and chased with fan-shaped panels, on plain reeded foot, inside of foot and outside of rim with scratched lettering and initials, marked on body and foot
See Pietro Pazzi, I Punzoni Dell’Argenteria Veneta, Treviso, 1992, vol II, p. 138 for two other variants of the assay mark. which are dated by the author to the second half of the 16th century. The assay master’s mark has also been seen on another Venetian tazza, on tall foot, circa 1580, which sold Sothebys Paris, 26 June 2013 lot 257. A Venetian tazza, similar to the present example with the same fan ornament, circa 1580 was sold Sothebys Paris, 26th April 2017, lot 259.