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Silver Chest, Basque Country, Spain, 17th Century, 1617

$5,931.50

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Silver chest. Basque country, 17th century, 1617. With inscription. Rectangular base and semi-circular lid slightly raised on four legs with vegetal shape finished in hooves (and placed on a ball), decorated to the outside with a careful composition based on vegetal forms and simplified scrolls, with strong symmetry, capped the lid with a decorative element of clean forms. To the front, it closes with a piece in the same material, attached to the chest with a chain; on the back, has hinges decorated with a railing and two balls reminiscent of decorative elements very employed in the Spanish escurialense renaissance. The base presents a legend: "S. Bartholome El Real de Calegoen. Year of 1617 ". It is not frequent to keep a piece with a inscription so detailed as to its date of invoice and its membership, although it is more common to keep this type of work in liturgical settings (as part of a treasure) than in civilians (in the which were replaced by boxes more suited to later tastes). The parish church of San Bartolomé el Real de Calegoen (Elgoibar) was born in 1617: scholars have found a document of the 17th century in the factory book of 1693-1764, and it is assumed that the church would already be built in 1623 and is assumed which would work in 1629, and finally opened in 1716. This building, which is the present one, was the work of the architects Longa, Larraza and Ibero, and is notable for its Escorial influence, in addition to its baroque style. The chest also shows that memory of the Renaissance and certain touches that can be found in works related to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Madrid and the style that emerged thanks to the construction of it. Nevertheless, the top auction and the legs of the piece are closer to the movement and taste of the Spanish Baroque of the XVII century. As for form, it responds to a long tradition of which some medieval examples have also been preserved. Weight: 540 grams." Size: 19 x 10 x 11 cms.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.34 in. (11 cm)Width: 7.49 in. (19 cm)Depth: 3.94 in. (10 cm)
  • Style
    Baroque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1610-1619
  • Date of Manufacture
    1617
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ZF00971stDibs: LU295139439093

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    Ships From: Madrid, Spain
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