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Biagio Guariniello

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This jug is the only preserved example of secular goldsmith work adapted for liturgical use.
The work is entirely ripped, chisel-finished and engraved.
At the base of versatoio, on one side appears a a douple-tailed male figure, on the other, a mask. The ansa, characterized by a female figure on a arched curve of a double volute, rests on a grotesque mask. The frontal bulge is engraved with the bust of Saint Andrew.
The consular stamp imprinted on the inner foil of the versatoio is can be referible at silversmith Biagio Guariniello, who served as the Consul in 1698, which can be designated as the date of execution of this object.