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Reference: ZE185

Pair of cruets. Silver gilt. Contrast of Pamplona, 18th century.
With contrasting and chipping marks.
Pair of jugs with lid and handle made of gilt silver. A circular base (decorated with moldings and lines parallel to each other) gives way to a smooth foot, from which the body of the piece arises (circular in its lower area and tubular in the upper area), which has a curved profile (that repeats the lid) and a handle in the shape of an inverted “C” (with a curve in the opposite direction with volutes in the upper part and another, also in the opposite direction and with a similar decoration as a lower finish); the lid has a top knob with plant shapes. Outside, the two pieces are decorated with plant motifs, scrolls, rockeries, acanthus, etc., combining striped finishes with smooth areas and elements.
In eighteenth-century Spanish silverware, it is the Court of Madrid that sets the tone: although baroque, rococo and neoclassical tendencies coexist, the former soon departs (introduces the second before 1740 or around this date) and Neoclassicism around 1770 (gradually imposing itself from 1780), spreading over time to the rest of the peninsula. The lines of the cruets are reminiscent in some details of jugs of French influence (introduced with the arrival of Felipe V), while the decoration is clearly Rococo. Compare with pieces preserved in the Museum of Pamplona, a pair of cruets with salvilla from the 18th century from the Church of San Miguel de Leiza (Pamplona, Navarra), etc. Weight: 453 gr."

· Size: 9x7x13 cms

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