Silver plated dish of baptism, bearing the arms of Colbert family, the grass-snake. This large tray for ewer with biblical scene comes from the chapel, that is to say the treasure of Colbert de Villacerf, 1665-1666. It could be attributed to the goldsmith Nicolas Dolin, master in 1648. It is decorated in high relief on the raised rim. Between two heads of angels in round, appears a first scene depicting the Christ in the middle of infirms persons treated in the style of Jacques Callot. A second scene shows the baptism of the Christ. In the center, surrounded by ovals, is engraved the great coat of arms of Colbert: azure grass snake on a gold background, framed by two unicorns and topped by a marquis crown.
Really good condition. Threadbare silver plating
An identical silver model is preserved in the treasure of the cathedral of Troyes, Aube, France.