Lot 102. A pair of Iberian parcel-gilt silver chargers, 16th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.
circular, corded silver-gilt rim, the silver-gilt bombé centre engraved with the Arms of the Avalos family,unmarked; 40cm., 15 3/4 in. diameter; 2950gr., 94oz. 16dwt.
Such dishes are typical of the 16th century Iberian production, and could have been made in the Spanish and Portuguese empires. See for example a Portuguese copy with similar laurel borders, illustrated by Reynaldo Dos Santos e Irene Quilho, Ourivesaria Portuguesa nas coleccoes particulares, 1960, Vol. II, p. 29.
Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM