Roman Emperor

Reinhold Vasters German

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This Silver Caesars–inspired statuette was probably made by Reinhold Vasters, a nineteenth-century goldsmith famous for his forgeries of Renaissance objects. Vasters evidently admired the tazze—his personal collection included copies of the Augustus and Vitellius dishes. It is likely that he also manufactured the six replacement feet added to the tazze in the late nineteenth century.

Roman Emperor, Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen), Gold, enamel, semi-precious stones, German

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