Goldwork and Jewellery


Portugal, Porto

Goldsmith: BF, attributable to Baltazar Fernandes

18th century (1700-1758)

Drawn and chiselled silver

Inventory sheet

Made in Porto in the first half of the 18th century, this large salver is stylistically associated with the late 17th century due to its compositional type and decorative theme. In the dense bird, foliage and flower decoration, the tulip continues to predominate: the period’s favourite ornamental flower.