18TH CENTURY ITALIAN BAROQUE GILDED EWER REPOUSSÉ COPPER LITURGICAL PITCHER

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A stunning Italian gilt copper ewer dating back to 18th century with a circular body featuring a quadripartite decoration defined by the repoussé of a double vertical ribbed frame that frames tableaux decorated with floral scrolls; the background of these sections is finely dotted by...
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Ghilli di Paolo Adolfo Giovanella in via Ampere 55 a Milano, compra e vende antiquaria...
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A stunning Italian gilt copper ewer dating back to 18th century with a circular body featuring a quadripartite decoration defined by the repoussé of a double vertical ribbed frame that frames tableaux decorated with floral scrolls; the background of these sections is finely dotted by chisel tool to underline a very pleasant relief to the embossed parts thanks to the burnishing.
An excellent and unique hand-made pitcher, selected in a private collection of Northern Italy.

This rare golden jug was created to serve wine during the Eucharistic celebration, the Christian liturgical practice. This outstanding Italian work of art for collectors,  dates back to 1700, with a wonderful fire gilding. In good age related condition regardless of a small dent in the middle part of the body, consistent with the eighteenth-century dating.
The cast handle takes up the motif of the volutes present on the body of the ewer. The spout is closed by a hinged lid with a small floral knob, with minimal deformations near the hinge compromising its perfect closure.
In the upper part, there are welding signs in the horizontal section, due to a glass jar put inside the artwork and sealed with plaster on the end of the neck.

Ghilli Antichità di Paolo Giovanella

Via A.M. Ampere, 55
Milano, 20131
Italy