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Cast of a silver salver

Plaster cast

Museum number: A20

Curatorial note

This is probably a cast of a 15th century silver salver rather than of an Antique piece as Soane believed.

There is a pencil note in Spiers’ inventory (1907) that this was designed by Michaelangelo [Michelangelo] but this is unlikely. This cast has been water damaged or washed at some point in its history which explains its uneven surface (see SM M1044 for another cast).

Although its provenance is unknown, either this cast or M1044 was in Soane's collection by 1808 when it hung on the west wall of his Lower Office behind 12 Lincoln's Inn Fields, see Vol. 83/33.

Associated items

M1044, cast from same original

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