Gilt Continental Silver Vase by Broggi
Continental 0.800 silver vase in stylized spade shape with gilt interior by Broggi. Measuring 4 1/2'' in height by 3 1/4'' in width at the base and weighing 8 ozt. Bearing hallmarks as shown.
Gaetano Broggi, the last heir in a family of artisans who were experts in “gilding and silvering metals”, opened his first workshop in Via dei Mercanti d’Oro in Milan, in 1818. The fame of his cutlery, flatware and sacred objects in silver reached the royal court of Turin, so much so that in 1841 the Duke of Savoy commissioned the Milanese artisan to gild the ornaments for his wedding. On June 14, 1872, Victor Emmanuel II granted Broggi the right to insert the royal crest on the sign of the headquarters as a supplier of the Royal Household.
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