Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Spanish iron inlaid with gold vase

$ 18,750
  • Description
    Spanish iron inlaid with gold vase
    Spanish, late 19th Century
    Height 37cm, width 17cm, depth 15cm
    This visually stunning Spanish urn is crafted from iron inlaid with gold. The urn, of amphora form with a narrow tapering neck above and stem below, is decorated all over in the Moorish style: arabesques and other scrolling, foliate forms predominate, the surface detail articulated in inlaid gold set above the blackened iron ground. The style is redolent of Islamic prototypes—the source of the influence being Islamic Spain, specifically during the period immediately before the culmination of the Reconquista in 1492. During this period, gold and iron craftsmanship flourished and many vases of this type were produced—so-called ‘Alhambra vases’. These original works proved immensely influential over the following centuries, particularly during the latter 19th, when this present piece was produced. The present piece is a superb example of the type.
  • More Information
    Origin: Spain
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Gold, iron.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 16403
    Incollect Reference #: 396504
  • Dimensions
    W. 6.69 in; H. 14.57 in; D. 5.91 in;
    W. 17 cm; H. 37 cm; D. 15 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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