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Goblet from Trapani Mediterranean coral, gilt copper
Second half of the XVII century

De Simone Fratelli
Collection


ANOTHER SCOURGE

Ten years later, yet another catastrophe befell the family. With the risk of war between Italy and England now imminent, Michele was forced to leave London and return home. He had to leave his belongings in his Chancery Lane office in Hatton Garden. But it was a small price to pay to save his life and avoid falling into the clutches of the English who had now become the enemy. Don Michele was forced to flee empty handed.

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