His Excellency Giulio Alaimo, Ambassador of Italy to Monaco, welcomed Italian artist Benedetta Brachetti Peretti to Monaco on Monday evening, for an exposition of her artistic glassware with the title MCCLXV, the year in which Dante Alighieri was born as expressed in Roman numerals.

The Florentine poet, writer and philosopher provided the inspiration for most of the glassware on display, all individual pieces “etched” with emblematic designs. On display were 25 unique pieces: vases, furnishings and crystal boxes.

The event, at CREM, the Club of Foreign Residents in Monaco, attracted a very large number of residents eager to discover her work at close quarters. It was the artist’s first exhibition in the Principality, which she visited often as a child. The opening of the exhibition has also marked exactly seven months since the passing of her aunt, Elsa Peretti, the fashion model, jewellery designer and philanthropist whose jewellery and design pieces are included in the 20th century collection of the British Museum, amongst others.

The exhibition continues through Wednesday, October 20, from 10:00 until 21:00 daily.

PHOTO: His Excellency Giulio Alaimo, Ambassador of Italy to Monaco, Benedetta Brachetti Peretti, Mme Alaimo, and Chris Dhondt, Manager of CREM Ian Brodie