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The beautiful bowls in this pair were crafted in Venice during the 17th Century. The bowls, which are wrought from gilt copper, feature a narrow circular foot and a wide, squat body. The surface of each bowl is profusely engraved with a variety of scrolling forms, with the lines of engraving blackened using niello. The background surface upon which the engraved decoration sits is finished with a hammered, speckled appearance. The bottom of each bowl feature a repoussé lion’s head mask, the lion being the symbol of Venice.
Sold by Edouard de Sevin Gallery in Paris, France in 2001 for 80,000 French Francs
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