Hardstones: The Gilbert Collection

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Hardstones: The Gilbert Collection

The technique of Hardstone mosaic was developed in the sixteenth century under the patronage of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, in parallel with the revival of Roman mosaics made from tiny tesserae. Complex images were created from a matrix of coloured marbles and semiprecious stones, selected and cut with breathtaking craftsmanship. During the seventeenth century the technique was used in the production of some of the most magnificent luxury objects in Italy; in the eighteenth century, panels of landscapes, birds and flowers were incorporated into furniture and snuffboxes. This gave way in the nineteenth century to the production of pictures in extraordinarily convincing imitation of oil paintings.

Specifications of Hardstones: The Gilbert Collection

GENERAL
AuthorAnna Maria Massinelli
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst Edition
ISBN-100856675105
ISBN-139780856675102
PublisherPhilip Wilson Publishers
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date2000-06
DIMENSIONS
Height12.06 inch.
Length9.4 inch.
Width1.17 inch.
Weight3.6 pounds.

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