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Reference: ZF0984

Pair of spout jugs. Silver. BENITO GÓMEZ, Antonio (1775-1835). Segovia, Spain, 1801-1835. With contrast markings. Pair of spout jugs with a circular base with moldings, a low conical foot and a tubular body finished in a semisphere in the lower area and with a flat molding in the upper part; The handle, in double shape, has a simple volute or branch that rests towards the mouth of the piece; The beak shows a simple decoration. Typologically, the present pair is linked to a type of spout jug that, with variations, is common in Hispanic domestic silverware from the first half of the 17th century to the beginning of the 18th century, and is also found after this date. As usual, the civil model was quickly assimilated by religious silverware, especially for use in liturgical cruets. Antonio Benito Gómez (1775-1835) was a silversmith who worked in Segovia, at least, from 1801 until he died, also being a marker of carved silver between 1824 and 1828, and between 1831 and 1835. Son of the silversmith Juan de la Cruz Benito , several works by his hand have been preserved: baptismal shell and rostrillo for the church of Vera Cruz in Zamarramala, a hyssop found in the church of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores in La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia), etc. Stylistically, most of his known work is clearly reminiscent of Rococo, although some Neoclassical pieces stand out.

· Size: 8,5x5,5x8 cms.

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