Gold, Jasper and Carnelian

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The goldsmith and mineralogist Johann Christian Neuber (1736–1808), who specialized in creating intricate objets d'art adorned with semiprecious stones, was Director of the State Treasury in Dresden and jeweller to the court of Saxony. This exquisite companion to a 2012 exhibition introduces this master craftsman's work, presenting hundreds of photographs of snuffboxes, watch cases, buttons, chatelaines, cane handles etc from collections across the world; essays putting Neuber in his geographical, political and artistic context; and a catalogue raisonné identifying 254 works.

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Gold, Jasper and Carnelian

Gold, Jasper and Carnelian

Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court

Hardback420pp Illustrated280x238mm

9781907372360     Product Code: 226658

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The goldsmith and mineralogist Johann Christian Neuber (1736–1808), who specialized in creating intricate objets d'art adorned with semiprecious stones, was Director of the State Treasury in Dresden and jeweller to the court of Saxony. This exquisite companion to a 2012 exhibition introduces this master craftsman's work, presenting hundreds of photographs of snuffboxes, watch cases, buttons, chatelaines, cane handles etc from collections across the world; essays putting Neuber in his geographical, political and artistic context; and a catalogue raisonné identifying 254 works.

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