A Descriptive Catalogue of the Grünes Gewölbe Or the Green Vaults

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Page 55 - ... golden egg, the most surprizing and ingenious work of this cabinet, given by a Polish gentleman as a gift of courtesy to Augustus the Strong. This piece was intended for a scent box, and contains several surprizes. When opened on the bottom, a reservoir for perfumes is discovered ; when opened on the top, at first is seen the yolk of an egg in gold and enamel, under this is a chicken of the same material, and inside this is a seal in the form of the Polish crown, richly adorned with small diamonds,...
Page 10 - Caracalla's baths about the year 1540 and presented by Pope Paul III of the Farnese Family to his nephew ; by whom it was placed in the court of the Farnese Palace. This group by Glycon, a pupil of Lysippus, is now in the NationalMuseum of Naples.

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