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There's a German Antiques and Arts Kunst und Troedel website where it says that MET HLS INDIA means Metropolitan Hotels India. It's in German so I used Google translate. Silvered from India is relatively easily recognizable by much more massive material thickness, ornamentation and poorer ornamentation. The bottom stamp indicates the hotel group "...


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The masks of the Venetian carnival are based in the characters of the Commedia Dell'Arte, a sort of improvisational theatre born in Italy during the 15th century. The top photo is a volto (a generic mask) with an over-the-top chaperon, a kind of hoodie that evolved in a hat during the 15th century and it was in fashion all around Western Europe. The woman ...


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