Museu do Estanho Apeles Coelho
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Largo Mariano Presado, 25 7160-255
Nossa Senhora Da Conceição e São Bartolomeu, Vila Viçosa (Évora)
Tel +351 268 889 310
| Automatic Translation | Apeles Coelho, self-taught, did not know what was impossible in the art of working tin and, without secrets, he evolved, perfected the alloy and increased his collection, which came to be considered by specialists in the field as one of the greatest collections of pieces in Europe. Quality was his only “secret” – which he always referred to with pride. It divulged the name of Vila Viçosa in Portugal, Europe and South America. In addition to all the history and illustrious characters, Vila Viçosa was also known for the tins of the Californian Apeles. Throughout his life as an artisan, he has always had the precious collaboration of the his wife who, sitting at the same workbench, was also doing many pieces.
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