AN ITALIAN SILVER-GILT EWER AND BASIN, FLORENCE, 20TH CENTURY
chased with bold shells and matted acanthus, the grapevine wrapped handle topped by a winged female bust
marked on rim of ewer and inside basin and coded 526-FL, basin also with unclear signature Paolo Paruzizi?
153 oz 10 dwt
height of ewer 18½ in., diameter of basin 16¼ in.
47 cm, 41.3 cm
Small ding at spout, gilding rubbed in areas, otherwise good.
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