Boscoreale Platter

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Boscoreale Platter

4,200.00

From the Franchi Boscoreale Collection

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  • 100% Sterling Silver
  • Dimensions: 38cm in diameter
  • Handmade in Italy

The Boscoreale Platter is inspired by the eponymous collection on display at the Louvre Museum, an exceptional example of silver from antiquity discovered in the area of Pompeii and adorned with lush figurative details of floral motifs and Epicurean maxims that relate to the pleasures and ephemeral nature of life. Here, the Franchi workshop reinterprets this legendary collection with a contemporary, geometric aesthetic that maintains the thematic integrety of the works in allusions to organic forms. This highlight from the collection is an exceptional example of repouss√® technique, in which the master artisan creates the relief first by hammering on the reverse side of the plate, working in negative, then refining the images with meticulous detailing on the front.