reliquaries

L: Reliquary of St. Casimir (1687-1688) repousse’, chased, engraved, partly gilded silver, some parts cast. Style reflects the Medici court acceptance of Roman Baroque taste, bold in design and high in quality. R: Reliquary of St. Anthoy of Padua (1681-1684) silver and gilded, repousse’ chased, grained and engraved silver. Created by court goldsmith Marcantonio Merlini and design by architect Pier Maria Baldi.

L: Reliquary of St. Casimir (1687-1688) repousse’, chased, engraved, partly gilded silver, some parts cast. Style reflects the Medici court acceptance of Roman Baroque taste, bold in design and high in quality. R: Reliquary of St. Anthoy of Padua (1681-1684) silver and gilded, repousse’ chased, grained and engraved silver. Created by court goldsmith Marcantonio Merlini and design by architect Pier Maria Baldi.

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