Typical characteristics of the so-called Martelé - the surface created by the hammer - are the traces of impact, which are not worked away but are left as a decorative element. This technique was popular in the Art Deco period between the world wars, but was taken up again and again in the later 20th century.
Martellated lidded terrine with plastic "strawberry" knob. Bulged, oval body, edge and handles decorated with a delicate thread design. Arched press-in lid with strawberry purchase, border decoration with thread inlay. Heavy version by the silver manufacturer Masanello Alessandro, Vicenza / Italy around 1960. Excellent condition, hardly any signs of wear.
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