The Use and Invention of Plaquettes by the De Levis bronze Foundry of Verona

A discussion and analysis concerning the use and reproduction of plaquettes by the De Levis family of bronze founders provides insight into the inner machinations of a provincial bronze foundry of the late Renaissance. This essay discusses how plaquettes invented by others were used as decorative embellishments for mortars and bells by the De Levis family foundry and how a later generation of De Levis family founders began adding potentially original modifications and creations to their workshop repertoire of reliefs.

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