In his Craftsman's Handbook (about 1390), the Florentine artist Cennino Cennini outlines the "individual attractive, fine and unusual" process of gilding glass "for the embellishment of holy reliquaries. Reliquary Diptych. Late 14th century, Verre, églomisé, polychromy, wood and metal.
Snuffbox with Sunburst and Scrolls - V, 1753-4. The figure is Apollo, the Greek sun god associated with wisdom, prophecy, medicine and the arts. It is based on a frontispiece designed by Francois Boucher for the Tombeau of Charles Sackville, comte de Dorset (1741). Paris, France; mark of Jean-Francois Breton (active 1737-91) Enamelled gold and diamonds. Formerly in the collection of Baron Carl Von Rothschild, Frankfurt, and Lord Rothschild.