Pitti Palace. Silverworks Museum
The Official Guide
The twenty-five rooms of the Silverworks Museum, or Treasure of the Grand Dukes, contain the fruits of centuries of Medici and Lorraine collecting. The collections on display here include the semiprecious stone vases acquired by Piero de' Medici and Lorenzo il Magnifico, the rock crystals of Francesco I, the "Salzburg Treasure" amassed by Ferdinando III of Lorraine and the jewelled galanterie presented to Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici. Providing a worthy backdrop to these magnificent collections are the splendid frescoes adorning many of the halls of Pitti Palace's left wing in which the museum is housed.
Marilena Mosco, well-known scholar of Baroque art, is the director of the Silverworks Museum.
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- Edited by:
- M. Mosco
- Edition (cm):
- 12 × 19
- 64 color illustrations