First Exhibition on the Work of Eighteenth-Century Court Goldsmith Now Touring Europe and U.S.

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Gold, Jasper, and Carnelian: Johann Cristian Neuber at the Saxon Court, May 30 through August 19, 2012

Johann Christian Neuber (1736–1808) was one of Dresden’s most famous goldsmiths. Sometime before 1775 he was named court jeweler to Friedrich Augustus III, elector of Saxony, and in 1785 he was appointed curator of the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault), the magnificent royal collection of Augustus the Strong, the founder of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. A travel book published in 1782 that listed Dresden’s notable sights praised Neuber’s “extraordinary dexterity,” noting that “his pieces worked in mosaic are especially admired by all connoisseurs.”

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012