SUMMER 2019 EXHIBITING GALLERIES
GALLERIES/Georg Laue, Kunstkammer Ltd
Court Renaissance Casket from Newbattle Abbey by the Nuremberg Master of Perspective, dated 1565
Various woods, engraved bone, mother of pearl, alabaster, etched and fire-gilt iron
35 cm x 53 cm x 36 cm
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Exhibition: The Renaissance Casket from Newbattle Abbey
The exhibition "The Renaissance Casket from Newbattle Abbey" in conjunction with Trinity Fine Art focusses on a major Renaissance artwork of national importance for Britain: a magnificent casket made in Nuremberg in 1565 and owned by the Marquesses of Lothian from the 1720's on. Once displayed at Newbattle Abbey, this gem of Renaissance cabinet-making owes its unique appearance to trompe l'oeil marquetry representations of geometric solids and exquisite engravings. Made at the workshop of the Nuremberg Master of Perspective, it is one of only eleven pieces of furniture by this cabinet-maker to have survived. A richly illustrated book dedicated to the Lothian Casket retraces the history and importance of this unique artwork coming from one of the most important British private collections.