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The King's Jewels



Karneolgarnitur <EM>Großer Hirschfänger mit Scheide</EM>,Johann Melchior Dinglinger, vor 1719© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Karpinski&nbsp; Photo courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Karneolgarnitur
Großer Hirschfänger mit Scheide,
Johann Melchior Dinglinger, vor 1719
© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Karpinski 
Photo courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
The King's Jewels
GERMANY
DRESDEN  •  Kunstsammlungen  •  Ongoing
 

The Green Vault has ten different sets of jewels that have survived either complete or in part, sometimes with only a few items remaining. The exhibition entitled Die Juwelen der Könige (The Kings’ Jewels) in the Sponsel Room of the New Green Vault is intended to draw attention to individual masterpieces. More than fifty items of jewellery from the Green Vault are on view as the individual creations of three generations of jewellers, from Johann Melchior and Georg Christoph Dinglinger via Johann Heinrich Köhler, Pierre Triquet, Johann August Jordan and Jean Jacques Pallard to Christian August and August Gotthelf Globig.  The items on display link the Late Baroque period of Augustus the Strong with the Early Classicism of Friedrich Augustus I.

Court rapiers and hunting knives, epaulettes and hat decorations, gems of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the Polish White Eagle, a hunting whip and walking stick, a notebook and pocket watch, parts of ammunition belts and cloak fastenings, down to neck and cuff links – all serve to illustrate the diversity of the Dresden jewellery sets.

 



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