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English silver tazza with putti, sea monsters and snails

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An image of Tazza. Standing dish. TC, silversmith, England, London. With heads of putti, sea monsters, snails, fruit, leaves and scrolls. Shallow circular dish with flat rim standing on a trumpet-shaped foot. The rim of the shaped circular dish is pierced, embossed and chased with alternating putti heads and fruit amongst scrolls. The dished area is pierced, embossed and chased with scrolling heads of sea monsters and snails alternating with winged putti heads. The slightly raised centre is pricked with a shield containing the initials 'I' over 'HI', around which are borders of punched circles and chased overlapping leaves and arches. The trumpet-shaped circular foot is pierced with vertical bands, and chased and punched with arches and dots. Silver, pierced, chased, punched and pricked, height, to rim, 8.5 cm, diameter, across rim, 28 cm, weight, whole, 555 g, circa 1616-circa 1617. Production Note: The form and design were probably influenced by Portuguese silver dishes.

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Tazza. Standing dish. TC, silversmith, England, London. With heads of putti, sea monsters, snails, fruit, leaves and scrolls. Shallow circular dish with flat rim standing on a trumpet-shaped foot. The rim of the shaped circular dish is pierced, embossed and chased with alternating putti heads and fruit amongst scrolls. The dished area is pierced, embossed and chased with scrolling heads of sea monsters and snails alternating with winged putti heads. The slightly raised centre is pricked with a shield containing the initials 'I' over 'HI', around which are borders of punched circles and chased overlapping leaves and arches. The trumpet-shaped circular foot is pierced with vertical bands, and chased and punched with arches and dots. Silver, pierced, chased, punched and pricked, height, to rim, 8.5 cm, diameter, across rim, 28 cm, weight, whole, 555 g, circa 1616-circa 1617. Production Note: The form and design were probably influenced by Portuguese silver dishes.

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  • Accession Number: M/P.26-1938
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 65
  • Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 683 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 131.13kB
  • Exposure time: 1/80
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2007:01:25 00:57:13

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17th Century chased cherubs church plate coat of arms creature dish embossed English Fitz_AA foot footed fruits initial initialled initials leaves monster pierced pricked pricking punched putti putto raised scrolls sea creature sea monster shallow shield Silver silverware snails standing dish Stewart Period Stuart Period tazza winged wings

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