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Display | Pietre Dure

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on June 20, 2019

Depiction of the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, Grand Ducal workshop, Florence, 1795; marble, painted alabaster, pietre dure, gilt bronze
(Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection)

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Now on view at the V&A:

Pietre Dure: Highlights from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 22 March 2019 — 20 March 2020

In celebration of the highly skilled techniques of hardstone marquetry, this display showcases the wide range of pietre dure objects in the Gilbert Collection. With examples from the early seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, the display draws together objects produced on diverse scales and for a variety of functions, offering an insight into the history of pietre dure techniques, designs, and workshops.

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