|Country of origin:||Italy|
|Books by this author:||Life of Benvenuto Cellini*, The Treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on Goldsmithing and Sculpture|
1500 to 1571. He commisioned work for several popes and royalty, the most famous surviving item from his hand is the saliera (salt cellar), now in the Kunsthistorisches museum - Vienna, Austria. He is regarded as the most important renaissance goldsmith.