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Silver from the Italian Peninsula

Metalwork, Silver, Europe, Italian Peninsula

Works of Art (24)

Bassoon, 1881, Giosue Esposito, Naples, Maple, nickel-silver (2003.150a–g)
The Blessed Catherine and Saint Felicity, 1762, After originals by Giacomo Serpotta (Italian), Silver (69.133.1,2)
Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland, ca. 1530–40, Giovanni (Gian) Jacopo (Giacomo) Caraglio (Italian), Kraków, Sardonyx with inlaid gold and silver details; mounted as a pendant in gold with enamel, pearl, and ruby (17.190.869)
Bow Brooch, ca. 600, Langobardic; Made in central Italy, Silver with partial gilding, inlaid with niello (55.56)
Brooch in the Shape of a Panther, 100–300, Roman, Copper alloy with silver and niello inlays (47.100.18)
Buckle in the Shape of an Eagle, 6th century, Ostrogothic, Gilt silver, garnet (95.15.100a-c)
Buckle, 6th century, Ostrogothic, probably found in Italy, Gilt silver, garnet (95.15.103a,b)
Bust of Serapis, 2nd century A.D.; Mid-Imperial, Roman; said to be from Egypt, Silver (1991.127)
Chalice of Peter of Sassoferrato, 1341–42 with later, perhaps 15th-century, cup, Italian; Siena, from the Franciscan Church of Sassoferrato, Silver gilded and translucent enamel (1988.67)
Childbirth tray (desco da parto) with the Triumph of Fame (recto) and Medici and Tornabuoni arms and devices (verso), 1448–49, Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi, called Lo Scheggia (Italian, Florentine), Tempera, silver, and gold on panel (1995.7)
Drinking cup, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Late Hellenistic or Republican, Roman, Silver (1991.11.6.1)
Drinking cup, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Late Hellenistic or Republican, Roman, Silver (1991.11.6.2)
Handle of a large dish, Mid-Imperial, Antonine or Severan, 2nd–early 3rd century A.D., Roman, Silver, gold (06.1106)
Lid of a ceremonial box, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Augustan, Roman, Gilt silver (2000.26)
Mouth-piece, Cypro-Archaic or Cypro-Classical, late 6th–5th century B.C., Cypriot; from Cyprus, Gilded silver (74.51.3004)
"Murmansk" fruit dish, 1982, Ettore Sottsass (Italian, born Austria); Manufacturer: Memphis, Silver (1992.216.1)
Pair of skyphoi (cups) with relief decoration, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Augustan, Roman, Silver with gilding (1994.43.1,.2)
Pair of snaphaunce pistols, ca. 1690, Matteo Cecchi, called Acquafresca (Italian), Italy (Bargi), Steel, silver, ebony (2006.471.1,2)
Portrait Medals: Empress Maria and Emperor Maximillian II, dated 1575, Monogrammed "AN:AB" for Antonio Abondio (Italian) Silver, uniface (1989.12.2,3)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1366–1400, Italian, the Marches, Translucent enamel, silver, gilded silver, rock crystal, glass, and iron (17.190.498)
Saint Michael, mid-18th century, Probably by Gaetano Fumo (Italian, Neapolitan), Silver (1976.46ab)
Spoon and fork, 3rd century A.D.; Imperial, Roman, Silver (2006.514.3)
Spoon, 3rd century A.D.; Imperial, Roman, Silver (19.192.64)
Spoon, Julio-Claudian, first half of 1st century A.D., Roman, Rock crystal and silver (2000.1)
Tivoli Hoard, mid-1st century B.C.; Late Republican, Roman; Italy, said to have been found at Tivoli or Boscoreale, Silver (20.49.2–.12)