Lot 5
  • 5

A SPANISH PARCEL-GILT SILVER EWER, CIRCA 1600, WITH THE BISHOP FONSECA COAT-OF-ARMS | A Spanish parcel-gilt silver ewer, circa 1600, with the bishop Fonseca coat-of-arms

20,000 - 30,000 EUR
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  • Haut. 26 cm ; 10 in. high ; 1107,9 g. ; 39,1 oz.
on a removable circular gadrooned foot, the low section of the body with chased coat-of-arms, acanthus leaves and applied pilastres in five cartouches chased with grotesques, the cast spout in the form of an Indian head, stamped under the base with collection monogram HF? below Royal crown together with nr 98


Sotheby's Monaco, Orfèvrerie Européenne, 15 June 1997, lot 98.


The handle sligthly bent with a dent to the top, some scratches and dents to the surface and the edges, some dents on the upper art of the body. Silver-gilding slightly worn and tarnished. Screwable foot. In overall good condition.
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Catalogue Note

The coat of arms are those of Jean de Fonseca, bishop of Guadix, province of Granada, from 15 November 1593 to 16 January 1606.