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ALGRANTI, Leila Mezan. Em torno da mesa do rei: artefatos, convivialidade e celebração no Rio de Janeiro joanino. An. mus. paul. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.1, pp.13-34. ISSN 0101-4714.

This article discusses a specific issue of the royal dinner's rituals at the Court of Rio de Janeiro: the silver service: some luxury artifacts of different forms specially made to serve and consume food. Based on a inventory of these silver objects and also on a stock of table linen which were shipped to Lisbon, along with the royal family in 1821, The article intend to explore the functions and utilities of those objects at the table, as well as, analyze the importance of this material universe for the functioning, representation and celebration of the Portuguese Royal House in its new headquarters.The article argues that the use and even the exhibition of the banquet silver in public ceremonies may contribute to change a rather depreciative image of poverty the royal court in Brazil, which has being explored by the historiography for more than a hundred years.

Palavras-chave : Dinner's rituals; Banquet silver; Food history.

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