An exquisite solid continental silver figure of a swimming red-crested pochard duck decorated with naturalistic coloured enamels. Stamped to base FISTIONE TURCO and with Italian hallmark for '800' standard continental silver and R Miracoli for the maker
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Length: 11.2 cm
Maker: Romeo Miracoli & Figlio SRL, Milano
Weight: 113 grms - 4 ounces
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Enamelled SIlver
Fistione Turco - Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
The red-crested pochard is a large diving duck. The scientific name 'Netta Rufina' is derived from Greek Netta "duck", and Latin rufina, "golden-red".
Miracoli’s silverware shop bears the title of Historical Laboratory and Shop of the City and Province of Milan. The ancient family tradition was started by Romeo Miracoli in 1912. It is now continued by Roberto and his son Renato. Each item is designed, created, hand-turned and polished inside the workshop. Tea and coffee sets, candlesticks, gravy boats, soup tureens, frames, trays and cutlery in silver in all styles are on display on tables and original early nineteenth-century showcases. However, the shop’s true crown jewel is the production of enamel decorated silver animals, crafted with admirable meticulousness and creativity.