C1880 French Silevred Bronze Tazza
This heavy and elegant tazza, or comport, is bronze electroplated with silver. The classical form imitates ancient Greek pottery and silver. There is a roundel with a portrait of a lady with grapes and grapevine in her hair: a maenad? Vitruvian scrolls and anthemions decorate the underneath of the cup, and the foot.
20 cm wide, 12.5 cm high 14.5 cm diameter.
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