Wooden box with embossed and chiseled silver plaque on front.
Figure of the Immaculate Virgin in the center, framed by a portico held by two pairs of columns, with monogram of Mary on the fronton.
Wooden box marked with numerals, with opening for coins, with metallic handle and small plaque made of the same material. Lever for partially opening the box in order to extract the content.
plaque with seal "DVLA", corresponding to the assayer Joaquín Dávila, active between 1819-1823. Location seal (a crowned letter M in reference to Mexico City); quinto real, and a partially illegible seal "(...)DNA".
Presents conservation and structural details.
7.6 x 4.7 x 3" (19.5 x 12 x 8 cm)
*This piece was part of the exhibition, "Platería Mexicana" presented at the Museo de Artes Aplicadas voor Sierkunst, Belgium, in 1993 as part of the 93 edition of the international art festival, Europalia, in which catalog this piece is documented. This exhibition travelled the same year to the Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Afterwards, in 2007, it was part of the exhibition, "Silver from Viceregal Mexico", presented at the International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas.
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