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    Sale 7569

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    A ROMAN MICROMOSAIC TABLE TOP ON PARCEL-GILT AND EBONISED BASE

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A ROMAN MICROMOSAIC TABLE TOP ON PARCEL-GILT AND EBONISED BASE
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The moulded polished slate top inlaid to the centre with the Doves of Pliny within a lapis-lazuli band surrounded by six oval plaques depicting St. Peter's Square, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, the Temple of Vesta and the Forum, within a malachite outer band, the base with fluted-baluster stem on triple acanthus-carved legs headed by ram's masks
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm.) diameter


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