Green Bloodstone Bowl

Ottavio Miseronicirca 1600

Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle
Skoklosters, Sweden

Ottavio Miseroni (1567-1624) was the foremost stone carver at the court of Emperor Rudolf II. A telltale sign of his work is the asymmetrical shape combined with exquisite mountings of gold, silver and enamel. This bowl, made of bloodstone (heliotrope) in the Skokloster collection is attributed to Miseroni and might very well be from the looting of Prague in 1648, when the Swedish troops pillaged the Emperor’s castle.


  • Title: Green Bloodstone Bowl
  • Creator: Ottavio Miseroni
  • Date Created: circa 1600
  • Location Created: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Physical Dimensions: h 160 mm, w 150 mm
  • Artist info: Photo: H. Bonnevier
  • Original Language: Swedish
  • External Link: Inventory number: 97, Skokloster Castle

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