She is shown trampling a snake, representing her victory over the devil. The lilies and the rose are references to hortus conclusus ("enclosed garden"), and symbolize Mary's love, virginity and purity. The painting is now in the Prado Museum, Madrid.
The sphere base (world) is flanked by a winged angel, a bull, an eagle and a lion, probably presented as an agricultural prize. Hallmarked French silver (Minerva's head, 950 high silver standard), circa 1880's, of high quality and probably made by Christofle.
Being a true visionary in his field, In 1842 he made a brilliant move in negotiating a license with Elkington for the Electroplating patent, this gave him a huge advantage over his French counterparts and quickly made his business world renowned. The firm regularly participated in International fairs where Christofle consistently won Critical praise and awards.
There recognitions led to important commissions from home and abroad, Napoleon III of France, Sultan Abdulaziz of Ottoman Empire, Russian and English Royal houses and aristocracy. In Great Condition - No Damage. All items are cleaned and inspected before being dispatched, we use only the best packing materials to insure your item reaches you safely and discreetly. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Create your brand with Auctiva's.Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Statues".
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