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17th century Actaeon adorned with precious agate antique artist Augustus the Strong Bacchus Balthasar Permoser bearing beautiful belonged Benvenuto Cellini bocals brackets Byzantine cameos carats centre chalcedony Christ clock collection colour compartment consort contains copied cornelians crucifix cups decorated diamonds Diana Dinglinger Dresden drinking-cups Elector Augustus Elector of Saxony emeralds Emperor engraved figures four German Emperor glass-case goblets gold and enamel gold-enamel Green Vaults half-precious stones Hercules inlaid inscription ivory jasper jewel-box jeweller John George II King Frederick Augustus large number largest lefthand side Magdalen Sibyl magnificent medallions monogram mosaic mother of pearl Nuremberg onyx original ornaments painted in enamel piece Pieter placed plates portrait precious stones presented Prince Princess repre representing scenes rock-crystal Roman rubies Russian Satyr Saxon set in gold set in silver show-glass silver gilt specimens sword tablet tankard th century unset vase vessels wall workmanship XVIIth century
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,...