Wednesday, 25 January 2006

Cellini's Salt Cellar recovered!

Benvenuto Cellini's gold Salt Cellar (1540-43) has finally been recovered by the Austrian police. This Renaissance masterpiece - worth £35m - has been missing for the last three years and was listed among the FBI's top ten art thefts. Hard luck, FBI, the Austrian fuzz beat you to it and collared the thief. Could we now have a set of top quality photographs of this masterpiece on the web? And no copyright! I would have thought any sensible insurance company would demand this precaution. What if it had been melted down? Come on, world art custodians, get your fingers out and put your collections on the web before it is too late.
(For a bigger pic. visit Coxsoft Art.)


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