The main exhibit of this exhibition is a group of special combinations made up of 12 silver plated gold tie cups, which are collectively referred to as Aldo Brandi Nitai Za cups. This is the first reunion of the 12 tazha decorated cups since the middle of nineteenth Century. They have been dismantled and dispersed all over the world.
This exhibition provides a rare opportunity for visitors to enjoy the most beautiful and mysterious relics of Goldsmith’s works in sixteenth Century. According to the narration of Rome historian Suetonius, after proper rearrangement, he recorded the history of 12 Kaiser cups. Each foot of the cup is a foot high, and a shallow foot plate, with a Kaiser image on it, has four pictures of the ruler’s life in the grooves of the plate.
Over the past 150 years, some of the most extraordinary and mysterious treasures of Renaissance have appeared in people’s eyes for the first time. A set of 12 European silver plated gold tie cups, called Aldobrandini Tazze, will be reassembled and exhibited at the verderstone manor. These beautiful table decorations commemorated twelve different Kaiser, the notorious rulers of ancient Rome. Each cup has teza decorated a portrait of a Kaiser, the tray has four scene figure in his life. Sue E Tony Lucius, a historian in Rome, wrote the book “life of twelve Kaiser” in the early second Century, and the 48 illustrations in the book make the book very vivid.
The mystery of Kaiser silverware is that no record can find out their origin. We can not know who had been forging those silverware, who belonged to it, and what purpose they had been forged. However, the new research done in the exhibition now answers these questions to a certain extent.
“The mystery of the Renaissance: the Kaiser silver show of the Metropolitan Museum of the Metropolitan Museum” is on display at the Verde eston manor because almost half of the last two centuries had been part of the Rothschild family collection. In 1872, Baron Anselm Rothschild’s father built the veststone estate, and included a silver cup in his collection in Vienna.
In the centuries after they were created, 12 tie cups were dismantled and were wrongly reassembled and assembled, and then widely dispersed in Europe and America. Through the re combination of reasonable, the decoration is reminiscent of the teza Cup before the 12 emperor Julius Caesar to Domitian history. These 48 scenes spanned nearly 150 years of Rome history, from a comprehensive understanding of the ancient relics, fierce fighting and brilliant victory, to a close glimpse of the royal life.
However, although the original biography of Su Terni was filled with stories such as Caligula and Nero’s notoriously bad behavior, the terja decorated their subjects in the best way and deliberately ignored many of their crimes to create a flattery of the power of the Empire. Now new research shows that at the end of the sixteenth Century, the maker of Kaiser silverware might be a silver Kaiser emperor in Holland, a member of the Habsburg dynasty, and a ruling family of the Holy Rome empire.
The modern history of Kaiser silverware began in 1826, when the silver Thai dressing cup caused great sensation in a merchant’s shop in London, which was first known as the work of Benvenuto Cellini, the most famous goldsmith of the Italy Renaissance. It was in this period that all 12 TAIC cups were plated in order to maintain the taste of the nineteenth Century, so that the TAIC cups we saw today were gold, not the silver implied by their names. This is the last time they get together, and then they are sold to different owners, and now they are scattered in public and private collections around the world.
Since the mid nineteenth Century, this complete set of devices has not been seen together, when it was dismantled and separated, and its components were mistaken. In the exhibition, all 12 elements of the Tate cup will be displayed in their original configuration – a unique opportunity for modern viewers to appreciate one of the most mysterious relics of the sixteenth Century goldsmith works.
The exhibition shows the elegance and elegance of the TetA ornament cup, as well as the ancient and Renaissance coins and medals, as well as the Renaissance printmaking, books and paintings. The exhibition also through the late history of the show, teza inspired 18 and nineteenth Century cup decoration works. In addition to providing new insights into the cup and their history, the exhibition also explored the mystical reputation of the work, allowing visitors to track clues so as to better understand the Renaissance masterpiece.