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Art Market

Pick of the fair: Kunstkammer Georg Laue

15 March 2017

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(c. 1570), Gasparo Miseroni

Agate, amber, chalcedony, jasper and, above all, lapis lazuli and rock crystal were among the highly prized and lavishly mounted semi-precious hardstones worked with extraordinary skill by master goldsmiths to grace the treasuries of the imperial, royal, and ducal courts of Europe. This vessel, the work of one of a famous dynasty of Milanese lapidaries, is among the Renaissance and baroque market rarities presented in a Schatzkammer in the form of a monumental strongbox.