A French late 19th century silvered metal circular 'Temperantia' charger dish and ewer by Oudry et cie. dated 1875 after the original by François Briot (circa 1585) (2)

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Lot 168
A French late 19th century silvered metal circular 'Temperantia' charger dish and ewer by Oudry et cie. dated 1875
after the original by François Briot (circa 1585)

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,700 - 6,200
A French late 19th century silvered metal circular 'Temperantia' charger dish and ewer by Oudry et cie. dated 1875
after the original by François Briot (circa 1585)
both decorated in relief with a design of allegorical cartouches within borders of strapwork, birds, masks and flowers, the dish stamped Oudry & Cie. Editeurs and inscribed to the border Hulde der Stadhuisbeambten aan den Heer J.J. De Craen, Gemeentesecretaris, Antwerpen 5 October 1875, 44.5cm in diameter, 32cm high (17 1/2in in diameter, 12 1/2in high). (2)

Footnotes

  • The surface of this dish is decorated with designs in relief with its central plaque depicting a figure of Temperance holding a wine-cup and ewer. Around the central boss a band of ornament contains four vignettes with figures representing AER (Air), AQUA (Water), TERRA (Earth), and IGNIS (Fire). On the outer rim there are oval panels depicting the Seven Liberal Arts and their patron Minerva: GRAMMATIC (Grammar), DIALECTICA (Dialect), RHETORICA (Rhetoric), MUSICA (Music), ARITHMETIQUA (Arithmetic), GEOMETRIA (Geometry) and ASTROLOGIA (Astrology).
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