GRAPE TRAY

5.000,00

Precious circular tray with rich chasing depicting bunches of grapes, a direct reference to many noble furnishings in the Medici collections. This refined item is entirely handmade by the historic silversmith Brandimarte, active in Florence since 1955, and it features decorations reminiscent of the festoons typical of the museum’s grotesques and stuccoes.

Brandimarte has created trays, fruit bowls and fruit stands for us with typically Renaissance festoon decorations in sterling silver.

For centuries, the art of chasing has been the preferred decorative technique for the creation of valuable furnishings. Indeed, this type of workmanship has deep roots in Florence. The Medici family commissioned many objects made using this technique. Chasing was selected for the typical festoon motif, also to be seen in the Gallery’s grotesques and on the façade of the Limonaia in the Boboli Gardens. Their resemblance to certain artefacts to be found in the general catalogue of Le Gallerie degli Uffizi is evident.

Availability: In stock

SKU: 02VASUVARG Categories: ,

Material: Sterling silver
Size: cm 35
Weight: g 900
Processing technique: Chasing
Shipping: White Gloves handling or special needs – Contact info@firenzemuseistore.com

Craftsman: Brandimarte
The history of Brandimarte, an exquisitely Florentine business, began in 1955, the year Brandimarte Guscelli was founded. Today, the company continues its mission of bringing silver into everyday life, making precious household objects. Brandimarte is now led by Bianca Guscelli, the third generation of the family.

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