Museo Galileo
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Vittorio Crosten
17th C.

An able carver of Dutch origin, Vittorio Crosten (or Crost) practiced his craft at the court of Grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici (1642-1723) in the second half of the seventeenth century. He made frames, table bases, carvings for carriages, lampshades, drawers for jewelry, and ivory reliefs. Crosten's ornamentation evokes the world of nature, particularly botanical species. Objects inlaid by Crosten are now preserved in the Palazzo Pitti and other Florentine museums.