An Amethyst Specimen with two finely worked gold miners at work

An Amethyst Specimen with two finely worked gold miners at work

1600 to 1800 German

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An Amethyst Specimen with two finely worked gold models of miners at work on the mineral
German, probably Nuremburg
Late 17th century - early 18th century

Size : 7 cm wide x 3 cm high x 5.5 cm deep
2¾ ins wide x 1¼ ins high x 2¼ ins deep
The Hohenzollerns had a habit of collecting precious objects and sent out agents across Europe to 'purchase rarities and strange objects'. The origins of their Bradenburg Kunstkammer are now shrouded in darkness, little is known about its location and most of the original inventories were lost during World War II, although a few objects remain in the the Berlin museums.
This amusing goldsmiths creation is typical of the object so desired by the princely collector for his kunstkammer.
Dimensions
Height 3.00 cm (1.18 inches)
Width 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Depth 5.50 cm (2.17 inches)
Stock Code
F111
Medium
Amethyst and Gold
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