Medicea Galleria dei Lavori Workshop Grand Ducal Semi-precious Stone Workshop
Under the supervision of Giovan Battista Foggini
(Florence, 1652 – 1725)
Ebony casket with semi-precious stone panels in relief, amethyst and gilded bronze trimming and olive wood interior
Florence, end 17th century
26 (h) x 38.5 x 46 cm [10.2 (h) x 15.2 x 18.1 in ]
Bears an old inventory number on the bottom 1444 and a second Russian inventory number inside: 2566.
Two ink stamps with characters in the Cyrillic alphabet can be seen on the olive wood lining inside. These stamps suggest that this precious item may come from an important Russian collection.