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GEM No. 3. 1852

GEM NO. 3From Baxter's Gems of the Great Exhibition . The Russian Department forms the background to the statuary. On the left is the magnificent candelabra exhibited by Russian artisans. The malachite doors shown occupied as many workmen as could be employed at their construction for the whole year, day and night. The immense vases of the same material were formed out of little pieces a few inches square, cemented together; there are also some jasper vases.
The statues are the celebrated "Greek Slave," by the well-known American sculptor, Hiram Powers, in the centre; on the left is "Rinaldi and Armida"; and on the right is the work of Mary Thorneycroft, called "Alfred the Great receiving from his mother the book of Saxon poetry."


GREAT EXHIBITION. 1851

GEM NO. 3 1852
GEM NO. 4. 1852-1854
GEMS OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE