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Centerpiece

Designed by Jean-Jacques Feuchère, French, 1807 - 1852. Made by P.-H.-Émile Froment-Meurice, French, 1837 - 1913.

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1860

Medium:
Engraved, chased, and cast silver

Dimensions:
Height: 27 9/16 inches (70 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1980-41-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sataloff, 1980

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Label:
This centerpiece--part of an elaborate silver table service that included candelabra, footed dishes, salt cellars, and platters--was made for a Spanish nobleman, the sixteenth duke of Medinaceli. It is adorned with aquatic images taken from Italian Renaissance sources, including Neptune and Venus, Roman mythological deities, and a nymph, a female nature spirit from Greek myth.