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Highlights

  • Small incense boat in white silver. The receptacle for the incense reproduces a ship: hull with cone-shaped prow in profile, rectilinear stern and a well defined projecting keel.
    Detail of Incense boat
    17th century
    Portugal
    Silver. Cast, repoussé, pierced and chased 
    12.5 x  9.2 x 6.78 cm
    Inv. 94 Our MNSR
  • Gilt silver monstrance, resting on a four-tiered octagonal base.
    Detail of a Monstrance
    17th /18th century
    Portugal
    Gilt silver, repoussé, cast metal, chased; filigrained white silver; wooden core; quartz crystal
    Height 92.5 cm, width 27.5 cm
    Inv. 53 Our MNSR
  • Small gilt copper Pyx, resting on a circular base with a balustrade stem and a pear-shaped knop. The shallow bowl is covered by a slightly convex fitted cover, terminating in a Latin cross.
    Detail of small gilt copper Pyx
    18th century
    Italy - Trapani
    Yellow metal, filigrained white silver, chased gilt silver; coral.
    Height 22.4 cm x width 17 cm
    Inv. 193 Our MNSR
  • Brown tortoiseshell with gold incised decoration and mother-of-pearl oval inlay alternating with palm fronds; grotesque motifs and scenes of oriental inspiration.
    Writing desk
    18th century
    Italy-Naples
    Dark tortoiseshell; gold; mother-of-pearl
    10.1 x  29.7 cm
    Inv. 8 Div. MNSR
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