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An Italian micro-mosaic and specimen marble-inlaid games top, on ormolu base
An Italian micro-mosaic and specimen marble-inlaid games top, on ormolu base

CIRCA 1870

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An Italian micro-mosaic and specimen marble-inlaid games top, on ormolu base
Circa 1870
The circular top inlaid with a chequerboard of black and a variety of specimen marbles, the specimen marble border inlaid with four oval micro-mosaic panels depicting views of the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon and St Peter's Square; the associated ormolu base with a shallow acanthus and vine-cast dish on scroll supports, above three music-making putti, on triform concave-sided base cast with female masks and bands of foliage
24½ in. (62.2 cm.) high; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) diameter of top
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