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date: 19 August 2019

Weininger, Salomon locked

(d 1879).
  • Gordon Campbell

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(d 1879).

Austrian goldsmith, forger and thief. In the 1860s the Geistliche Schatzkammer in Vienna sent five items from its collection to Weininger’s workshop for restoration. Weininger made copies of each item and sold the originals. The best-known artefact was The Holy Thorn Reliquary of Jean, duc de Berry (1400–10; London, BM). The British Museum acquired the original in ...

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