24 March 2017
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Metals

Candeeiro inv 43227This collection brings together a vast and heterogeneous range of pieces of a decorative and utilitarian nature, mostly from the 19th century. It comprises strict household objects as well as decorative pieces of exquisite elegance and technical quality executed in bronze, brass and copper alloys, among others. These metals are often combined with other materials such as enamel, hard stones or even gold and silver. They are mainly of European provenance, the most prominent among them being the French decorative bronzes. The collection represents the historic revivals and the influence of orientalism in decorative arts and also testifies to the increasing industrialization in the art of metalworking during the 19th century.

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