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


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)


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

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