30 mars 2010

Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered, on view @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 13 through Nove

Eighteenth-century European court society was famous for its lavish banquets featuring elaborate settings and protocols designed to indicate the status of both host and guests. Integral to these events were extravagant dining services of silver and gold, many of which subsequently were melted down to finance the frequent wars of the period. Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 13 through November 7, 2010, will present a magnificent and rare surviving... [Lire la suite]