SILVER DESK WRITING SET. PLATERÍAS MARTÍNEZ, MADRID, SPAIN, 1845. WITH HALLMARKS.5

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Reference: ZF0680

Scribe with three inkwells. Silver. Real Martínez Silver Factory, Madrid, 1845.
With contrast marks.
Notary of silver in its color composed of a rectangular tray with raised and openwork sides and openwork decoration on the longer sides (downwards), and three containers (two in the shape of a cup) topped by figurative elements. Both the decoration of the elements and their lines show a clear influence of Neoclassical models based on Antiquity.
The contrasting marks present link the piece with the city of Madrid (Spain), also adding the date and the silversmith. The Real Fábrica de Platería de Martínez was founded in 1778, and marked the introduction in Spain of the industrial manufacturing method in the field of silver work and neoclassical aesthetics in Spanish silverware. Likewise, it was one of the most important silversmith centers in the history of Spain, and was characterized by the originality of its designs and the perfect finish of its pieces.
Compare this piece, for example, with the mancerina with a tray and acanthus leaves from the same factory dated 1834 at the Madrid History Museum, and with other works conserved in private collections. Weight: 490 grams."


· Size: 23x11x10 cms

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