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Applied Arts of Europe

1943.65 Leon Spainish Reliquary Casket Of Saints Adrian And Natalia
Reliquary Casket of Saints Adrian and Natalia, 1100/50. León, Spain. Kate S. Buckingham Endowment.

The Art Institute’s extensive Applied Arts of Europe collection of 8,500 objects includes furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass, and wallpaper dating from 1100 to 1945. There is particular strength in the areas of Continental glass; English, French, and German ceramics; and English furniture from the 18th through the early 20th century. The department is also responsible for one of the leading collections of arms and armor in North America and the renowned and ever-popular Arthur Rubloff Paperweight Collection.

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