ATOCHA 1622 A RARE LARGE SILVER URN ARTIFACT
A Rare one of a kind Large Silver Urn Artifact from the Spanish Treasure Shipwreck 'Nuestra Senora de ATOCHA' that wrecked off of Florida in a hurricane in the 1622.
'The beautifully-crafted silver urn was part of the first group of ATOCHA treasures recovered in 1985. It could have had any number of functions from storing expensive foodstuffs to transporting cremated remains, but at its core is a testament to the incredible craftsmanship of the Spanish Colonial period. Although the urn retains its original lid, it does not have the bottom.'
The urn was in the sand upside down and the bottom was exposed to the elements resulting in the action of the saltwater eroding away the silver, (see photos). The lid shows evidence of a decorative center finial (missing).
PROVENANCE; (LOT #74., This rare artifact is from the personal collection of Mel and Deo Fisher. Auctioned by GUERNSEY'S, New York., Aug. 5, 2015.
Artifact #3855 (Comes with the Original Certificate of Authenticity)
Mel Fisher's certificate inventory #39391
Dimensions: 21.5cm High X 11.2cm Wide