Large, two-handled, repousse chased oblong tray with raised well featuring a lion at center amidst large symmetrical flowering scrolls resting over a shield engraved with a heraldic device or achievement of arms. Four lion's masks are at centers of the wide angled sides, separated by cornucopias and matching flowering scrolls. High-relief floral bracket handles are attached by threaded posts secured with rosette-shaped nuts through the gadrooned rim. Obverse left end is struck below rim to left of handle "(A?)+C" in raised roman letters in a clipped-corner rectangle, its left end overstruck by an illegible mark, and with a crown above "NAP / ▪ 92 ▪" in an octagon or clipped-corner square. Reverse scratched "59"9(?)" at center of shield; a series of numbers and letters are inscribed in black along top right of center.
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 28 in x 16 11/16 in; 71.12 cm x 42.418 cm
overall: 4 5/8 in x 28 in x 16 7/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 71.12 cm x 42.8625 cm
place made
Italia: Campania, Napoli
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Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Genevieve Rizik
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