The Pleasure of Objects: The Ian & Carolina Irving Collection

The Pleasure of Objects: The Ian & Carolina Irving Collection

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A Large Parcel-Gilt Silver Dish, Probably Mexican, Circa 1600

Auction Closed

January 30, 06:14 PM GMT

Estimate

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

shaped-decagonal form, with gilt rim and center, the border deeply chased with scrolls on a matted ground, the centre chased with concentric strap-work rings, engraved on the back FRACO: PEREZ MO, apparently unmarked


25 1/4 oz; 785 g

Diameter 14 in.; 35.5 cm

With an appreciation from Cristina Esteras Martin, who notes the Flamenco origin of the star 12-sided form, and cites a Valladolid example as early as 1520, illus. Enciclopedia de la Plata Espanola y Virreinal Americana, no 1355, p 420, adding that the form travels to the Spanish Colonies thereafter. She praises its aesthetic quality, (translated from Spanish as “an exquisite piece that comes to enrich this unknown chapter of secular silverwork).