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William Fowle An Important Charles II London Tazza

Silver
London, 1683
Marks of Master with WF
Diameter: 42, Weight: 12 cm
Weight: 2,145 gr
 

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William Fowles settled in London in 1681 after training under Arthur Manwaring and specialised in toilette services.

Description

The round, domed foot with finely embossed garlands of fruit between three oval reserves with amoretti. The broad rim of the bowl with corresponding decor around four reserves with finely wrought depictions of Venus, Iris, Pluto, and Neptune in landscape. The centre depicting Alexander the Great meeting with King Poros of India.
A tazza by this maker is in the so-called Calverley toilette service, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 

An Important Charles II London Tazza Reference: 23361.2