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Museo Dell'opifico delle pietre dure Florence, Italy

The museum was founded in 1588 by The Grand Duke Ferdinando I, who established a workshop to produce the rare or precious stones for the decoration of the Chapel of Princes.

The current collection, includes works in pietra dura and polychrome marbles, works in scagliola (imitation marble), paintings on stone, oil paintings and work tools.

The museum is famous for the Medicean coat of arms, a portrait of Cosimo I in pietra dura dating to 1597, an 18th-century model of the Chapel of Princes, a work top with tools and floral garlands made from pietra dura commesso on a porphry base (1848).