This last exhibit at the château was like the shiny red cherry on a cake.
After seeing so many things (tapestries, portraits, furniture and objects of all types), we went up the stairs to the second floor. Nothing on our brochure could prepare us for this shock…
Here we were at the European Goldsmith collection and yes, all these objects are all made of gold and other precious metals. Which explained that massive door that closes the room every night. It was the only exhibit that had a door so, that shows you that these pieces are extra precious.
Inside a darkened room was a selection of glimmering pieces spread out in lighted glass cases. People’s reactions were immediate; some people stood mesmerized before this glittering spread, while others oohed and aahed.
I am leaving you with a few selections of the collection:
The fanciest snail in the universe…
Hey guys; how about drinking your “brew” in this mug? It looks massive. I could develop biceps just drinking liquids out of it.
A marriage goblet. The top and the dress on the bottom are goblets (the big one for the husband).
And finally, ending with the emblem of the château; this lady is the Daphne by the artist Jamnitzer. She is actually in silver and coral . In Greek mythology, Daphne was transformed into a laurel tree and the coral part of the artwork symbolizes laurel branches.
I hope that you enjoyed the tour of the château. We hope to do another château one day soon.
Happy weekend to all!