18th Century Italian Baroque Gilded Ewer Repoussé Copper Liturgical Pitcher
A stunning Italian gilt copper ewer dating back to 18th century with a circular body featuring a quadripartite decoration defined by the repoussé of a double vertical ribbed frame that frames tableaux decorated with floral scrolls; the background of these sections is finely dotted by chisel tool to underline a very pleasant relief to the embossed parts thanks to the burnishing.
An excellent and unique hand-made pitcher, selected in a private collection of Northern Italy.
This rare golden jug was created to serve wine during the Eucharistic celebration, the Christian liturgical practice. This outstanding Italian work of art for collectors, dates back to 1700, with a wonderful fire gilding. In good age related condition regardless of a small dent in the middle part of the body, consistent with the eighteenth-century dating.
The cast handle takes up the motif of the volutes present on the body of the ewer. The spout is closed by a hinged lid with a small floral knob, with minimal deformations near the hinge compromising its perfect closure.
In the upper part, there are welding signs in the horizontal section, due to a glass jar put inside the artwork and sealed with plaster on the end of the neck.
height: 18,7 cm
width: 12 cm
depth: 6,5 cm
Antique embossed, repoussé gilt copper door from an Italian tabernacle of Rome, a Baroque liturgical decoration dating back to mid- 18th century. This antique Italian work is fully hand-made, has a spectacular original gilding with minor losses, traces of age and use.
This exquisite arched gilded tabernacle door of Roman origin, dating back to 1750 circa is in good age related condition. Repoussé with an angel seated on a bracket, holding a heart in his hand surrounded by scrolls, grape bunches, vine leaves and ears of wheat, all religious symbols of the Eucharist, but also representing good wishes, wealth, abundance and fecundity.
A wonderful deep embossment and an extraordinary original gilding with some wear parts consistent with age and use. The door has three holes by which it was fixed to the wooden support, bears the hole for the lock on the left and the notches on the right for housing the hinges which, being gilded on the edges in correspondence with the cut, are original and not later.