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PROPERTY FROM THE BOURBON PARMA FAMILY

A pair of Italian silver vegetable dishes and covers, Luigi Vernazzi, Parma, circa 1810
Estimation
3 0005 000
Lot. Vendu 10,625 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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PROPERTY FROM THE BOURBON PARMA FAMILY

A pair of Italian silver vegetable dishes and covers, Luigi Vernazzi, Parma, circa 1810
Estimation
3 0005 000
Lot. Vendu 10,625 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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A pair of Italian silver vegetable dishes and covers, Luigi Vernazzi, Parma, circa 1810
beaded circular, each engraved with a coat-of-arms, drapery cartouche and coronet, the detachable domed covers with die-struck anthemion borders, screw-on cone finials above pierced calyxes of stiff foliage and flowerheads, the dishes and covers engraved respectively '81' and '82'
20cm., 7 7/8in. diameter
1979gr., 63oz. 12dwt.
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Description

The engraved arms are those of Maria-Luisa, Empress of France, Duchess of Parma (1791-1847).

Parma's leading silversmith in the early 19th Century was Luigi Vernazzi (1771-1836), who was appointed 'Il argentiere di Sua Maestà' as soon as Marie-Louise arrived in Italy in 1818.

A further group from the same service was sold Noblesse Oblige, Sotheby's, London, 14 April 2011, lot 118

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