Description & Technical information

The apparition of the Virgin in Zaragoza, at the top of a fragment of an ancient column, is seems to have occurred on January 2, 39 AC. In memory of this miracle, the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar was built. The devotion to the Virgin of Zaragoza is at the origin  of many jewels and goldsmith's pieces celebrating this apparition, including this work, of a remarkable technical mastery. The coat has the particularity of being worked entirely in filigree. It is enhanced with a central pearl and garnets.

Date:  1696-1715
Period:  1600-1750
Origin:  Zaragoza
Medium: Silver gilt, filigree, garnets, pearls and enamels
Literature: Juan F. Esteban Lorente, El punzon de la plateria y de los plateros zaragozanos desde el siglo XV al XIX, p. 84.

Categories: Silver