PAIR OF SILVER CRUETS. LATE 18TH CENTURY.

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Reference: ZF0453

Pair of cruets. Silver. End of the 18th century.
Pair of silver vinajeras in their color, both practically the same, that have a lid topped by plant element and joined by hinge to the body; "ese" handles with volutes and vegetal details, peaks with simple decorations; and corrugated bodies on circular bases in which a series of curves are presented from the top to the bottom, waving vertically and in the "section" of the pieces. The movement of the body of jars is common in pieces of Spanish silverware Rococo style, while it is necessary to emphasize the certain memory in the works of the jugs peak (one of the most important creations of the Castilian silverware) and a previous light Neoclassical air in the lines.
In the eighteenth-century Spanish silverware, the Court (Madrid) was the one who set the stylistic pattern as a rule. Thus, although three styles coexisted during this time, the Baroque soon departs (except in some centers and teachers) and EL Rococó was introduced around 1740 (varying the date according to the area we are talking about), while Neoclassicism does it from about 1770 (and, although there are again variations according to areas and silversmiths, it has gradually been imposed since 1780). Compare, for example, with the wineglasses of the Sevillian silversmith José Guzmán el Mozo (act 1781-1811) for the convent of Santa Teresa de Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz); note the similarity in the profiles (also the differences) with a jug preserved in the Cathedral of Señor Santiago de Bilbao made in silver in its color by a Cordovan silversmith (perhaps Bernabé García y Aguilar, marker Bartolomé Gálvez y Aranda) dated between 1759 and 1767; a pair of crianza vinegars Damián de Castro dated 1777-1778 present asa in "ese" and a peak similar to the present couple. Weight: 395 gr."


· Size: 6x10x12,5 cms.

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