Saturday, January 25, 2014

Masterpiece of the Day: The Dinglinger Box, 1705

Enameled and Jeweled Box
Dresden, 1705
The Victoria & Albert Museum

I am always amused by this name. “The Dinglinger Box. Say it with me, “Dinglinger.” Love it.

So, here’s the Dinglinger (ha!) Box. This cylindrical gold and silver box has a cover which has been enameled and set with rose-cut diamonds in silver settings and four rubies.

The box is the work of Johann Melchior Dinglinger (1664-1731). Dinglinger was the court jeweler to Augustus the Strong of Saxony, Germany.

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