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PLATE WITH A PARROT

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

A parrot perched on a branch within a cartouche of scrolling, plumelike leaves forms the central image on this niello plate. Several rows of leaf-and-vine ornament alternating with geomentric patterns encircle the medallion. Three views of fortified cities enclosed in baroque cartouches are engraved and enlivened with niello on the rim. These cartouches are then joined together by swags connected to bunches of fruit and flowers.

Object name:
PLATE WITH A PARROT
Made from:
Silver gilt -- niello
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
Late 17th c.
Size:
24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.7
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973