13 octobre 2017

A pair of Iberian parcel-gilt silver chargers, 16th century

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. Note: The Avalos family was a Spanish family originating from Castille whose members were prominent figures of the Renaissance. Alfonso de Avalos y de Aquino (1502-1546) was under the service of... [Lire la suite]