SILVER-MOUNTED CHOCOLATE CUP*
Sgraffito coconut skin with golden metal applications and silver base.
Edges decorated with floral, vegetable, and ribbon motifs.
With inscription, "MARIANA. P. OBSEQUIA A YSABEL G. DE. G.
Conservation, structural, and restoration details.
3.5" (9 cm) tall
*This piece was part of the exhibition "Platerìa Mexicana", shown at the Museo de Artes Aplicadas voor Sierkunst in Belgium, 1933, as part of the 93rd edition of the international art festival, Europalia, in whose catalog this piece is published. This exhibition traveled in the same year to the Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Later on, in 2007, it was part of the exposition "Silver from Viceregal Mexico", presented in the International Museum of Art and Science, in McAllen, Texas.
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