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Jewelry box


Giovanni Battista Foggini ; Grand Ducal Workshops


c. 1730

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G310
Jewelry box, Giovanni Battista Foggini      ;    Grand Ducal Workshops
Jewelry box: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Furniture | Oak, ebony, slate inlaid with pietre dure (lapis lazuli, agate, and marble) and gilded bronze mounts with semiprecious stones
Size: 13 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 17 in. (34.93 x 52.71 x 43.18 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Florence and Empoli
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 18th century
Physical Description: oak veneered with ebony, mounted on all four sides and lid with rectangular slate plaques inlaid with lapis, agate, and marble; design of flowers tied with ribbons, a parrot and butterflies, ormolu leaf sprays on sides, corners have female masks in agate
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Bruce B. Dayton
Accession Number: 86.85
Artist: Giovanni Foggini, Italian, 1652-1725
Role: Designer
Nationality: Italian (Florence)
Life Dates: Italian, 1652-1725

Artist: Grand Ducal Workshops, Florence
Role: Maker
Life Dates: Florence
Added to Site: February 28, 2009