Hexagonal dish

Hungarian, Transylvania

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The center of each dish in this set (acc. nos. 2010.110.42–49) bears an engraved laurel wreath encircling a coat of arms. Small differences in these arms could be the result of different masters working quickly to complete what was probably a much larger set for a wedding that was fast approaching. The bold blossoms in the six corners symbolize both the wish for abundance throughout marriage and the transitory glories of earthly existence. Salgo acquired two of these dishes at a later date from the others, but all eight pieces belonged to the same set of fourteen dishes that were once part of the Andrássy treasury.

Hexagonal dish, Silver, partly gilded, Hungarian, Transylvania

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