ASTA 326 - ARTE ANTICA E DEL XIX SECOLO

Lot N: 0269

ARGENTIERE DEL XVIII SECOLO

Silver filigree reliquary in an octagonal case.

30.5 x 37 x 6 cm

Reliquary size: 29x20 cm.

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Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0270

ARGENTIERE DEL XVIII SECOLO

Pair of silver candlesticks, embossed and chiseled, shaped circular base with ribbed baluster stem.

12 x 22 x 12 cm

Marked at the base (probably Brescia). Weight: 0,702 kg.

Sold at

Euro 1.500,00

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Euro 2.600,00

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Lot N: 0272

ARGENTIERE INGLESE DEL XVIII SECOLO

Silver coffee pot with wood handle and coat of arms, of pear shape with floral decorations, on circular base.

17 x 21.5 x 10 cm

London silvermarks, 1771. Overall weight: 0,496 kg.

Starting Price

Euro 800,00

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Lot N: 0273

ARGENTIERE STEFANO FEDELI (1794 - 1870)

Embossed and chiseled silver inkwell decorated with classical figures, oval-shaped base resting on figures of sphinxes.

32 x 19.5 x 15 cm

Papal State hallmarks and marks by silversmith Stefano Fedeli (1794-1870), Rome, second quarter of the 19th century. Weight: 1.172 kg.

Born in Rome in 1794, Stefano Fedeli was licensed master by the College of Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of Sant'Eligio in October 1815, receiving the marks visible on this inkwell, which Fedeli used until 1866. The same mark can be found in other artifacts in silver, both sacred and civil, including a large group representing "Ulysses with Argo" (C.G. Bulgari, "Argentieri gemmari e orafi d'Italia", Rome 1958, part one, tav. XXV). Some examples of sacred silverware assigned to Fedeli are preserved in many churches in Rome: among others, a chalice decorated with leaf motifs in the Chiesa del Gesù, one with small figures representing the Theological Virtues in S. Maria in Portico in Campitelli, a couple of censers dated 1830 in S. Marcello al Corso and, in the same church, a molten, embossed and chiseled silver chalice in a neoclassical style. Among the silver objects for private use, several examples are preserved in the Fornari collection (see S. Fornari, "Gli argenti romani", Rome 1968), including models of inkwells and sugar bowls.

Comparative Literature: C. G. Bulgari, "Argentieri gemmari e orafi d'Italia", Rome 1958, parte prima, p. 437
S. Fornari, "Gli argenti romani", Rome 1968
V. Donaver e R. Dabbene, "Argenti italiani dell'Ottocento", volume secondo, punzoni di argentieri italiani, Milan 1989, p.182 n°1128.

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Euro 2.200,00

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Lot N: 0274

ARGENTIERE VENEZIANO DEL XVII SECOLO

A pair of parcel gilt silver salt cellars, with a triangular base, supported by leonine legs, interspersed with gilt silver fan salt cellars, winged sea horses mounted by sirens sounding a shell, a turned central element supporting three other salt cellars surmounted by a triton.

19 x 23 x 19 cm

Weight: 2,576 kg. Hallmarks: lion mark of the Zecca di San Marco; ZC interspersed with a tower, mark of Sazador in Zecca Zuanne Cottini (1682-1736); CC, not identified.

The object, made with several fused and chiseled elements, is built with the assembly of a three-lobed base supported by lion's legs, in a formal logic widespread in the Baroque period in Venice for cult objects of similar setting such as bases of also triangular candlesticks supported by lion paws. Formal analogy can also be found in cast and turned silver and bronze candlesticks, similar in shape to the central support of the object. The figures of the sea horses also refer to the various minor bronze artifacts of Venetian and Paduan derivation, widespread after the sixteenth century throughout the area and which are inspired by similar objects known as the one published by Pazzi in which there are elements derived from Vittoria and Riccio.
Certainly both from the architectural and sculptural models of the bronze repertoire were also inspired the silver centerpieces made in Naples and Messina between the end of the 17th century and the very beginning 18th century (Dabbene) and ours, albeit of a more simplified manufacturing, is not certainly unrelated to the subjects of the diffused bronze examples cited and in particular, for the triton on the top, to that of the end of the previous century in the Brescia Museum (Planiscig), with which our object shows notable affinities. It is plausible that the object, of which we find rare testimonies in silverware works also in other areas of Italy, was made at the request of some wealthy client by a silversmith who was inspired by the richest repertoire of bronze products that the Paduan and Venetians workshops created over the span of two centuries, up to the late eighteenth century.

Comparative literature: P.Pazzi, "I punzoni dell'argenteria veneta", Tomo I, Pola 1992;
P. Pazzi, "Oro di Venezia", Venice 1996;
Donaver-Dabbene, "Argenti italiani del '700 e '800", Milan 1998, p. 186;
L. Planiscig, "Piccoli bronzi italiani del Rinascimento", Milan 1930 (tav.162; f.281).

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Euro 5.400,00

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Lot N: 0275

ARGENTIERE ANGELO SPINAZZI (1693 - 1767)

Silver holy water stoup in the shape of an angel with a putto holding a shell.

16 x 28.5 x 11 cm

Weight: 2,292 kg. Gilt bronze base. Papal hallmarks and marks of the silversmith Angelo Spinazzi (active 1721-1767).
Restorations.

This rare and elaborate Roman holy water stoup draws inspiration as much from contemporary models as from the most important examples of the 17th-century Baroque statuary and goldsmithing: if on one hand it resembles the almost contemporary creations of Giovanni Giardini, such as the angelic figures that decorate the porphyry and gilt-copper tabernacle (1711) of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (H. Honor, “Goldsmiths & Silversmiths”, London 1971, p. 120), on the other hand it recalls the sculptural model of the Berninian and Algardian workshop of the previous century, with similarities that can be found in the comparison with some works by Antonio Raggi (the "Angel with the Column of the Flagellation" of Ponte Sant'Angelo), by Francesco Mochi and Paolo Naldini, as well as with drawings for silverware by Algardi himself. The marks present in several points are identifiable with those of the Roman silversmith, but native of Piacenza, Angelo Spinazzi (1693-post 1767), active since 1721, author of important and refined goldsmith artefacts, especially sacred: among his main works, see for example the reliquary bust of San Francesco di Paola of the Museo Diocesano of Montefortino (1725), the imposing gilt silver ostensory executed in Rome between 1761 and 1762 and preserved at the Alberoni College in Piacenza and the embossed and chiseled silver decoration of the main altar of the Cathedral of Syracuse (1752). However, Spinazzi's clients were not only Italians and his work was requested, together with that of other goldsmiths and silversmiths, for the realization of the so-called "Muta Nobile", a group consisting of a large crucifix and six candlesticks made in Rome by Italian artists for the sumptuous chapel of St. John the Baptist in the church of S. Roque in Lisbon, commissioned in 1742 by King John V of Portugal and financed by the gold of the Portuguese royal possessions in Brazil (Teresa Leonor M. Vale, “Eighteenth-century Roman silver for the chapel of St John the Baptist in the church of S. Roque, Lisbon "in The Burlington Magazine. No. 1289 - Vol 152 (August 2010), pp. 528-535): The group, in gilt silver, it is now kept in the Museu de S. Roque together with other goldsmith artifacts conceived for the chapel and one of the candlesticks, the one representing the "Tranquility", which in some details of the decorations and of the modeling of the figure recalls our holy water stoup, is by Angelo Spinazzi (J. Montagu, “Gold, Silver and Bronze. Metal Sculpture of the Roman Baroque ”, New Haven / London 1996, p. 180 fig. 262). Among the patrons of Spinazzi in Italy there were not only the ecclesiastical authorities but also many patrician families of the Papal State, for which he produced sacred and civil goldsmith works for private use: it is plausible that this type of commission was at the origin of this water stoup, a probably successful model, since at least one other similar example is known, bearing the Borghese coat of arms on the base but without the silversmith's marks, passed in 2003 on the London auction market.

Comparative literature: S. Fornari, "Gli argenti romani", Rome 1968, pp. 147-148;
H. Honour, “Goldsmiths & Silversmiths”, London 1971, p. 120;
C. Bulgari, "Argentieri gemmari e orafi d'Italia", Rome 1980, p. 433;
J. Montagu, “Gold, Silver and Bronze. Metal Sculpture of the Roman Baroque”, New Haven/London 1996, p. 180 fig. 262;
Teresa Leonor M. Vale, “Eighteenth-century Roman silver for the chapel of St John the Baptist in the church of S. Roque, Lisbon” in The Burlington Magazine. No. 1289 - Vol 152 (August 2010), pp. 528-535.

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Euro 8.000,00

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Lot N: 0276

ARGENTIERE TORINESE DEL XIX SECOLO

Embossed and chiseled silver sugar-bowl with cover and vegetal decorations, on scrolled feet.

13 x 11 x 7 cm

Turin hallmarks with crowned St. Maurice cross and bull's head within lozenge (in use from 1824 to 1872). Weight: 0.246 kg.

Starting Price

Euro 700,00

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Lot N: 0277

MANIFATTURA RUSSA DEL XIX SECOLO

Yazd Torah in decorated silver, taken with a bird finish.

3.5 x 30 cm

Weight: 0.104 kg. Hallmarks referable to the famous silversmith Fedor Ruckert, 1857 Moscow, initials of the assayer AK, Andrei Antonovich Kovalbskii.

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Euro 380,00

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Lot N: 0278

MARIO BUCCELLATI

Silver shell.

20 x 22 cm

Mark on the base. Silver 925. Weight: 0.292 kg.

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Euro 300,00

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Lot N: 0279

ARGENTIERE DEL XIX SECOLO

Embossed silver plate with foliate decorations along the edge.

40 cm

Marks. Weight: 0.884 kg.

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Euro 240,00

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Lot N: 0280

ARGENTIERE DEL XVIII SECOLO

Pair of embossed silver candlesticks, tripod base.

21 x 76 cm

Weight: 4,838 kg

Sold at

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0281

ARGENTIERE DEL XVIII SECOLO

Pair of embossed silver candlesticks, tripod base.

21 x 76 cm

Weight: 5,372 kg

Sold at

Euro 600,00

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Lot N: 0282

ARGENTIERE DEL XX SECOLO

Pair of silver fish composed of articulated elements and eyes in pietre dure.

26 x 13 x 8 cm

9x14x5 cm. Marked. Weight: 0.342 kg.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Lot N: 0283

ARGENTIERE ITALIANO DEL XX SECOLO

Chiseled silver vase decorated with hardstones.

23 x 59 x 22 cm

Milan hallmark. Silver 800. Weight: 4,548 kg.

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Euro 1.200,00

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Lot N: 0284

ARGENTIERE VENEZIANO DEL XVIII SECOLO

Embossed silver coffee pot with wood handle, of pear shape, fluted, on shaped circular base.

14 x 19 x 10 cm

Silver marks of the Republic of Venice and of the assayer M.G. (not identified, active 1762-1776). Overall weight: 0.338 kg.

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Euro 1.500,00

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Lot N: 0285

ARGENTERIA BUCCELLATI

Silver maple leaf.

22 x 29 cm

Mark "Mario Buccellati S.r.l." on the base. Silver 925. Weight: 0.220 kg.

Sold at

Euro 320,00

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Lot N: 0286

ARGENTIERE ITALIANO DEL XX SECOLO

Embossed silver inkwell with polylobed profile tray resting on scrolled feet, with two pen wells and bell.

30 x 16 x 23.5 cm

Marks of silversmith De Vecchi, Milano. Silver 800. Weight: 1,292 kg.

Starting Price

Euro 500,00

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Starting Price

Euro 1.000,00

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Lot N: 0288

ARGENTIERE INGLESE DEL XIX-XX SECOLO

Three silver boxes with coat of arms.

10x26x14 cm; 7x18.5x12 cm; 7x18x9 cm.
English silvermarks (London and Birmingham), one of the silver boxes with Joseph Braham silvermark, London, 1896. Interior in wood, underneath in leather. Total weight: 3.148 kg.
Coat of Arms of the Bulgarini Family, Florence.

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Euro 340,00

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