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Size : 15 cm long, 9.5 cm wide, 6 cm deep – 6 ins long, 3¾ ins wide, 2¼ ins deep
As a marvel of nature it is found in all the cabinets of curiosity in Europe. Piero de Medici had a little chamber or studiolo of 5 x 4 metres built next to his bedroom in which his whole collection of objects was displayed so that he could admire them at will. One of the most valuable was described as a ‘crystal bowl with a gold framed lid decorated with enamel shapes, pearls, rubies and sapphires’ and was valued at 700 florins (a house cost 1000 florins in the 15th century).
This quest for treasures, art and the curiosities of nature stemmed from the Renaissance desire to unveil the divine order that the chaotic disorder of the world and so provide a means of perfecting and improving it.
|Height||15.00 cm||(5.91 inches)|
|Width||9.50 cm||(3.74 inches)|
|Depth||6.00 cm||(2.36 inches)|