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1st half of the 18th Century
Size : 13 cm high, 11 cm wide, 8.5 cm deep – 5 ins high, 4¼ ins wide, 3¼ ins deep
In an inventory of 1713 Louis XIV of France owned 377 hard-stone vases including 142 made of agate, 65 of jasper, 32 of jade and 14 of lapis-lazuli. Some of these were Roman or Byzantine in origin and some 16th century, but the majority were contemporary and made under his patronage.
Many Italian craftsmen entered the service of foreign courts. Gasparo Miseroni, one of the most talented and sought after hard-stone artists worked for both the Medici in Florence and the Habsburg’s in Vienna, whilst his brothers worked for the court in Madrid, and other Miseroni family members worked for the melancholic and avid collector Emperor Rudolf II in Prague.
|Height||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|
|Width||11.00 cm||(4.33 inches)|
|Depth||8.50 cm||(3.35 inches)|