Silver 800/1000, weight 735 grams. In good conditions
Confiturier or sugar bowl in sterling silver 800/1000 with 12 spoons. Was made in Italy, in the 19th century by the silversmith Carlo Balbino, active in Turin.
Chiseled base with a bunch of grapes and vine leaves, resting on four arched feet. The sugar bowl has the base in the shape of dolphins, the body worked with baccellature, two handles richly chiseled with scrolls of leaves. The edge that serves as a support for the teaspoons is worked with intertwining branches with leaves and buds. The lid has a flower and leaves knob and is chiselled with Greek motifs.
Height 25 cm , range 23 cm, weight 502 grams.
Length of spoons 14 cm, weight 235 grams.
The spoons have the same pattern but three of them
have different hallmarks.
The weight of the set is 735 grams.
It is in very good condition.
Carlo Balbino was probably the most refined silversmith among the Turinese masters operating in the early nineteenth century and for this he was the supplier of many objects for the Royal Court.
V. Donaver-R. Dabbene, Argenti Italian nineteenth century, volume II punches of Italian silversmiths, Milan 1989, p. 77, n. 166
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