Italian, Venice - Spice Holder, 17th century

Italian, Venice

Spice Holder, 17th century

Silver, 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.) height

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Object details

Accession number

M21w16

Provenance

Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.

Marks

Stamped (bottom of base): a banded globe surrounded by seven stars, the whole within a seven-sided polygon
Stamped (bottom of base): a comet
Stamped (bottom of base): N in circle with fragment of another letter above (top of stem)

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 183. (as a Venetian reliquary)


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

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