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Drawing, The Elevation of a Silver or Silver Gilt Tureen, ca. 1750

This is a Drawing. It was attributed to Vincenzo Belli The Elder. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and gouache, watercolor on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

Frame: 44.8 x 60.3 cm (17 5/8 x 23 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Strasburg lily over J H (symbol--see card for exact representation) Z.

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Elevation of a Silver or Silver Gilt Tureen, ca. 1750; Attributed to Vincenzo Belli (Italian, 1710 - 1787); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and gouache, watercolor on off-white laid paper; Frame: 44.8 x 60.3 cm (17 5/8 x 23 3/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-6003

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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