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S.T.DUPONT LORENZO DE MEDICI COLLECTORS SET OF 6 PIECES

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THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. DURING THE RENAISSANCE, ARCHITECTURE BECAME AN ART THROUGH SPECTACULAR BUILDINGS SUCH AS THE DUOMO OF FLORENCE. IT IS THIS ARCHITECTURE THAT INSPIRED THE DESIGN OF THE MEDICI LIMITED EDITION.S.T. DUPONT EXPLORES THE “DECORATIVE ARTS OF THE WORLD” THEME WITH A SUMPTUOUS EVOCATION OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE IN GENERAL AND FLORENTINE ARCHITECTURE AT THE TIME OF MEDICIS IN PARTICULAR, WITH THE FAMOUS DUOMO. THIS EDITION DEMONSTRATES THE SCOPE AND PRECISION OF S.T DUPONT’S EXPERTISE IN THE GOLDSMITH’S ART AND ITS FIRM BELIEF IN THE RENAISSANCE VALUES ASSOCIATED WITH ART AND HUMANISM.

THE POWER OF GREAT ARCHITECTURE

THE CREATIONS IN THE “MEDICI” LIMITED EDITION ARE INSPIRED DIRECTLY – AND WITH ASTONISHING FIDELITY – BY THE EXTERIOR DECORATION OF THE CATHEDRAL SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE. ST DUPONT REINTERPRETS THE POLYCHROME MARBLE WORK ON THE FACADES OF THE EDIFICE, WHERE THE SKILLFUL INTERPLAY OF DARK GREEN AND VEINED WHITE LACQUER CREATES A MARQUETRY INLAY EFFECT. INLAYS OF BEVELED RED JASPER REFER TO THE COLOR OF THE TILE USED FOR THE DOME, STILL FOUND THROUGHOUT TUSCANY. THE GUILLOCHE CORNICES (LIGHTERS AND DESK CLOCK) AND THE PERSONALIZED CLIPS ADORNING THE PENS AND THE FOUNTAIN PEN ARE ULTRA-SOPHISTICATED. THE ENGRAVING FOUNTAIN OWES ITS EXTREME REFINEMENT TO PERFECTLY MASTERED MODERN DIGITALLY CONTROLLED TECHNIQUES. THE RADIANCE OF THE PLATINUM FINISH IS BEYOND COMPARE.

ONLY 420 COLLECTOR’S SETS WERE MADE, COMMEMORATING THE DUOMO BUILDING’S CONSTRUCTION DATE IN 1420. ORIGINAL RETAIL PRICE IN 2005 WAS $19,300

 

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