Bowl from Venice ?

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joho
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Bowl from Venice ?

Postby joho » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:37 am

Hi All. Can anyone identify where this bowl is from? Looks like it was made late 18th or early 19th century. It is heavy for its size and is 12cm long. There are 2 marks on the base. The one looks like the winged lion of Venice with the letters NP with pellet between, below. The other mark is only partially visible but starts with a B. Would be grateful for any help. Many thanks.
John
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Re: Bowl from Venice ?

Postby amena » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:45 am

The silverware of Venice is often falsified, but in this case I would say that it is a genuine piece.
The mark of the "sazador" (assayer) seems to be the one present on the reliquary of S. Bartolomeo
http://www.beweb.chiesacattolica.it/ben ... =TRIVENETO
There are a couple of silversmiths who have the mark B.N and several others who have B dot something.
Unfortunately they are all unknown and we only know that they are from the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century.
I hope this helps
Amena

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Re: Bowl from Venice ?

Postby joho » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:51 am

Many thanks Amena, that is much appreciated.

I have another item posted on the German forum that another member has suggested may be from Venice. I will see if I can get it moved to this forum. I would value your opinion.

Thanks again

John


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