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The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... The requisite stops were Paris, Florence, Venice and Rome. Travel was really only possible for the privileged class and the time an individual spent traveling was a vital part of his educational experience....... Almost certainly a souvenir from a Grand Tour this exceptional piece is a beautiful reminder of the grandeur of ancient Rome....... This remarkable antique Italian sculpture is a faithful model of ruins of the Temple of Roman Emperors Vespasian and Titus in Rome... Read More »

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.... Micromosaic Necklace, ca 1870. Image from V & A. One of the most desired destinations of the Grand Tour in the late 18 th century was Rome, where the medley of ancient cultures produced artifacts, jewelry and objets d... Read More »

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...” as it is often called, became popular in the 18 th and 19 th centuries as a bold accessory. A clever disguise, these canes have roots in ancient Rome and Japan, where similar style weapon canes were carried mainly for ceremonial purposes... Read More »