Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

An early, exceptional repoussé Dutch spun alms dish/charger

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An outstanding example, this Dutch dish or charger, created in thick embossed brass, is festooned with floral repoussé and punchwork. The domed center of the dish is raised, surrounded by a ring of bosses. Fluted, wedge-shaped rays form the contour of the bowl which rises to rim height at a concentric ring of repoussé forms. The broad rim is divided into four groups comprised of floral motifs, roses and buds interspersed in draped foliage, some leaves spilling into the bowl. Cyma scrolls, some with bosses, are abundant, while the wrapped wire edge is gadrooned. Quite intricate!

This impressive dish is in lovely condition, with a soldered hanging tongue with a single hole on the verso, so that the dish could be suspended from a nail or a hook. . The face of the plate has been polished countless times in its life, while the back has been allowed to tarnish.

Probably Dutch, late 1700’s

Diameter: 20 ½”; Depth 3 ¾”

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Inventory #26317

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