Just to let you kiddies know that if you EVER have an Italian
Inner-Outer with Ivory studs in a case with a 17th century lid
painting shipped - make sure the idiots cover the studs with cloth....
they REALLY make a mess of the painting. Isn't it sad how
something can survive for 380 or more years and then be screwed up by
one simple person's UTTER lack of care? Im sure some expert can
restore it so one can't tell. and there's insurance.... but damn its
annoying. Just adds more patina to the stupid thing i guess.