The Countess' Treasury: Gems & Curiosities from Burghley House

On View: 
Tuesday, September 6, 1988 to Sunday, November 27, 1988

Sixty opulent treasures are on view from Burghley House, in Lincolnshire, England—one of the most majestic estates of the Elizabethan era. This collection of 17th century Renaissance jewelry, pomanders, ewers, bowls, tankards, and tea cups displays a variety of decorative embellishments including rock crystal mounted in gold and silver gilt, garnet and agate set in precious metal, colorful enameling, and delicate filigree.