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late c19th italian 'grand tour' souvenir marble paperweight with inlaid micromosaic panels depicting scenes of ancient rome
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SA438452

LATE C19TH ITALIAN 'GRAND TOUR' SOUVENIR MARBLE PAPERWEIGHT WITH INLAID MICRO-MOSAIC PANELS DEPICTING SCENES OF ANCIENT ROME.

Price
£1,400 | $1,742 USD | €1,639 EUR
Item Number: SA438452
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: in stock
Seller: M Lees and Sons
Seller on Sellingantiques since: 26 February 2013

Description:
Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir marble paperweight with inlaid micro-mosaic panels depicting scenes from Ancient Rome.
Good cartouche-shaped 'Nero Belgio' black marble paperweight inset with 7 micro-mosaic oval scenes, each surrounded with a malachite-banded border.
The largest central scene depicting "St.Peters Square". Clockwise, the scenes depict "The Roman Forum", "The Temple of Hercules" , "Castello di Angelo" ,"The Coliseum ", "Arch of Constantine ", and "The Pantheon".
Skilful and expensive souvenirs such as this were produced from the C18th onward by the likes of the Vatican workshops and others , to supply the demand for souvenirs from rich tourists visiting the Eternal City .
All in excellent original condition with no losses, repairs or damage. Minor nicks and small chips to the edges of black marble .
H 5"
W 6.5"
D 1"
Italy ,Rome c.1870
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Dimensions
Height = 12 cm (5")
Width = 17 cm (7")
Depth = 2 cm (1")

About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in 1870. At the time that this antique was being crafted, Victoria, the only child of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Edward Duke of Kent, was the Queen of England.

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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.

Dimensions

Height = 12 cm (5")
Width = 17 cm (7")
Depth = 2 cm (1")

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M Lees and Sons

Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
Worcester
WR1 2NB
United Kingdom
Tel: 07860 826218 or 01905 26620
Int'l Tel: +44 7860 826218 or +44 1905 26620
www.leesantiquesworcester.com