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Reference: ZF1021

Cup with tray. Silver. Antonio Martínez Royal Silver Factory. Madrid, Spain, 1830s. Model cataloged in "Catálogo de platería de Patrimonio Nacional", page 254, With contrast markings. Circular plate or tray with fluted molding towards the edge and smooth skirt and bottom; in the center of the bottom there is a support decorated with a fluted band and a smooth plinth into which the cup is fitted by means of a special piece. The cup or vase has a circular base with a plinth and a body with a concave grooved surface; embossed ovoid belly and two handles in the shape of female masks topped with veneered shapes; the neck is concave and has a smooth surface. The lid has a fluted edge matching the tray and a smooth area, ending in the center with a convex veneered finial with a butterfly on a flower on top. The contrast marks present indicate the manufacture of the Game in Madrid (with the date partially visible), in the Real Fábrica de Platería de Antonio Martínez. 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 of 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. As for the present model, two sets like this are preserved in the National Heritage Collections, dated 1834 and published in the catalog of those collections. Weight: 2350 grams.

· Size: 27x27x34 cms

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