A SICILIAN GILT-COPPER AND CORAL TAZZA, TRAPANI, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
the underside with geometric and foliate engraving, losses to coral
6cm., 20cm diameter; 2¼in., 8in.
Some discolouration to metal. Ingrained dirt. Losses to coral. Wear to border-rim. Would benefit from conservation.
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For comparison see an example illustrated and discussed, Roberto Valeriani, A Collection of Corals, Brun Fine Art, London, 2016, no.4 which is of similar form and has the same engraving.