Decorative dish. Holland, 1654. Cast gilt silver, embossed, engraved.
Baroque style; typical for this style was to apply gilt
ornament to the smooth surface of the dish.
In the centre of the dish one can see a crayfish done in a naturalistic manner.
Allegorical figures represent Moderation, Love and Justice.
One gets an impression, that the master who created this dish
made it a point to amaze and amuse the onlooker
with the intricacy and exquisiteness of design and execution.