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Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia


Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia this is a silver stemmed cup in Andea style, possibly made in Bolivia.
The goblet has a pair of handles in the of naked running human figures and a figural stem representing an indigenous chief holding a stick.
I'm unable to ascertain is this goblet is a Spanish Colonial piece or a, later, 19th century production.

A similar stemmed goblet (high overall 13,5 cm., diameter base 5,5 cm., diameter cup 6,5 cm.) is exhibited in the Museum of New Mexico. About it Leona Davis Boylan writes on page 55 of her "Spanish Colonial Silver" (Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1974) Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia: Museum of New Mexico Collection "... in addition to these purely visual distinctions there is a radical variation in intrinsic elements: weights (proportionately), color, patina and surface textures.
These same distinctions characterize an Andean footed goblet with inferior cast elements which indicate that it is probably late nineteenth century.
Its base and bowl, however, are of high enough quality to have been the work of a skilled colonial craftsman, so it is possible that this is one of those genuine old pieces which were unfortunately remodeled to conform to a more popular style during Republican times.... "


The cup is 5 1/8 in. high (overall)(cm.13), diameter (base) 2 1/8 in. (cm. 5,5), diameter (cup) 2 3/4 in. (cm. 7) and was bought from an US dealer through the Internet.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the right bar of this page there are some links to silver and antique dealers websites

Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia
Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia
Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia
Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia Andean style silver footed goblet - Bolivia

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