This centerpiece--part of an elaborate silver table service that included candelabra, footed dishes, salt cellars, and platters--was made for a Spanish nobleman, the sixteenth duke of Medinaceli. It is adorned with aquatic images, including Neptune and Venus, taken from Italian Renaissance sources.


  • Title: Centerpiece
  • Date: 1860
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: h27.56 in (Height)
  • Provenance: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sataloff, 1980
  • Type: Metalwork
  • Rights: © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
  • External Link: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Medium: Engraved, chased, and cast silver
  • Maker: Made by P.-H.-Émile Froment-Meurice, French, 1837 - 1913
  • Designer: Designed by Jean-Jacques Feuchère, French, 1807 - 1852

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps