A fine, 17th century, German, brass, alms dish

September 18, 2019 2:49 pm Published by

The raised, central boss with an unidentified coat of arms, with a crown above the shield containing diagonal bands, and flanked by foliage. Surrounded by a raised, gadrooned,petal, flowerhead and punched decoration. The rim with floral punched and incised V’ decoration. Wear & losses. Second half of the 17th century.

Diameter 42cm., 17in.

This brass alms dish is typical of the period and unusual bearing an armorial device.

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