New York: Vendome Press, 2013. 4to. 304 pages. Color photographs. Printed boards; dust jacket. A near-fine copy with some minor shelfwear. Item #405381
FIRST EDITION. "Ten years after the tragic theft of Benvenuto Cellini's masterpiece, a gold and enamel saltcellar, Vienna's Kunstkammer (Art Room) at the Kunsthistorisches Museum has reopened. Completely renovated, the gallery is once again showcasing the Habsburg dynasty's exceptional collection of art and wonders. Here is a trove of sculptures and bronzes by such giants as Donatello and Giambologna, the world's greatest collection of Baroque carved-ivory figures, and glorious Baroque silver goblets and vessels, as well as magically endowed natural wonders, such as ostrich eggs mounted in jewels, gold, and silver gilt" (the publisher).