Grand Tour Intaglio Case
Hexagonal shaped arsenic green & pale blue case filled with yellow and white intaglios.
Inspired by the famous Cobbe museum’s collections of colourful ‘medallion wafers’. When hardstone cameos and intaglios produced during the Italian Renaissance period, were so rare and expensive they were reserved for only the richest collectors. The more modest ‘grand tourers’ sought out reproductions in glass and plaster or red or white sulphur during the C18th and C19th.
Displayed within a beautifully handmade wooden triangular case. Lacquered, gilded and painted in sublime colour combinations picked out from the Aubusson, Verdure and Gobelin tapestries.
Make an impact grouped or hung individually. No two intaglio cases are ever the same, each collection differs slightly.
Dimensions: Length 24cm, Width 24cm, Depth 2.7cm.
Made by hand in London.