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Mexico, 1819-1823, maker Alejando Antonio Canas (or one of his sons); assayer Davila 1819-23
Neoclassical style with embossed reliquary cross to center, and leaf and floral designs; double layer of wood backing with attached scrolling metal support legs, 17"h; 11.5"w
This is the sixth installment CRN Auctions has sold from the Spanish Colonial collection of his Connecticut gentleman.
The neoclassical style first appeared in Mexico around 1785.
For related examples, "La Plateria del Museo Franz Mayer", pps. 270 and 273
6" portion of wood missing from side, behind silver (not visible from front); support legs in back moved.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Realized: $1,200 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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