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Dish of engraved high-tin bronze inlaid with silver, in the 
centre a coat of arms
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Dish of engraved high-tin bronze inlaid with silver, in the centre a coat of arms

Circa 1530-50

Metalworker
Italy (Venice?) 16th century (1500 - 1599)

Formerly attributed to Veneto-Saracenic

Metalworked bronze and silver inlay

Diameter: 45.9 cm;

Inscription
Engraved, on reverse & centre, T.G.Parry Esq
Engraved, in centre, coat of arms of the Giustiniani or Sagredo families of Venice

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
O.1966.GP.202

About this work
Italian metalworkers soon began to imitate inlaid metalwork imported from the Mamluk Empire. Classical ornament such as grotesques and lions’ heads, as well as the absence of geometrical patterning, are strong indicators of an Italian origin for this object. The coat of arms in the centre may be that of either the Giustiniani or Sagredo families. (Permanent collection label)



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