A MONUMENTAL ITALIAN SILVER BOWL AND LADLE, MAKER'S MARK Z.B.B, VENICE, CIRCA 1765
ribbed and fluted, with shaped swing handle rising to moulded faceted baluster grip interrupted by a disc, the form and ornament repeated at the ladle, both pieces with maker’s mark Z.B.B (Pazzi no. 445) the bowl also with counter assay master MG two stars (Pazzi number 286 or 287), the ladle also with counter assay master Zuan Piero Grappiglia (Pazzi number 481), bowl marked in four places, ladle marked in three places
36.5cm., 14 1/4in. high overall
2971gr., 91oz. 10wt.
A few little nicks and dents and scratches commensurate with age, tiny repair on one flute, general condition very good, good clear marks
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Piero Pazzi, I Punzoni Dell’Argenteria Veneta, 1992, vol. 1