A SPANISH SILVER FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD, JUAN ALTET, BARCELONA, DATED 1774
the rococo base chased with a gilt coat of arms, the rim engraved with inscription POR DONA ISAVEL CONTIN EN LA PAROQVIAL DE LA ALMVNIA EN EL ANO DE 1774, her robe chased with flowers
marked on base rim with maker's mark, city mark, and assay master mark
26 oz 10 dwt
height 13¾ in.
Four punched holes in base rim, and one with losses to rim. The base rim with some denting, so a bit wobbly. The base also chased through at cartouche. The rim of Jesus' halo with a small loss and a split. The Virgin lacking her crown. Two small repairs at seam near base of dress.
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