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Toothpick holder

 

Toothpick holder

Author: José Luís Dias Guimarães

Date: 19th century

Material: Silver

Dimensions (cm): H 15,5 x D 8,7

Owner: Lisbon, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Inventory No.: MNAA 1995 our

Toothpick holder with a circular base resting on three claw feet and decorated with a frieze of incised foliage. On the base, there’s a free-standing representation of a pear with a stalk on top that, in turn, surrounds the fruit and ends in a leaf. The stalk is also the pedestal for the free-standing figure of a peacock (?).