Color Your World 2017: Outer Space

Floating in Outer Space

Floating in Outer Space, jeweled box, Louvre, Paris, France

Floating in Outer Space, jeweled snuff box, Louvre, Paris, France

From the Internet:  “Frederick II’s snuff-box with appliqué fruit and flowers,  chased gold – agate lined with pink silk – jasper – carnelian – nephryt – amethyst – diamonds – glass cabochon.  Frederick II (1712-1786) was a fanatical lover of diamond studded snuff-boxes, whose creation he supervised personally. This extraordinary example recalls the king’s passion for fruits, particularly cherries, whose colours are conveyed by the range of hardstones. “  Frederick II was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king.

Jennifer’s 2017 Color Your World Challenge: Outer Space

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