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AN ITALIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE
AN ITALIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

ROME, CIRCA 1800

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AN ITALIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1800 circular box of red porphyry with silver-gilt mounts, the cover set with a micromosaic plaque depicting two doves on a branch fighting with a snake with a butterfly above, against a dark-blue background and within a black and white tesserae border and gold frame 2¾ in. (70 mm.) diam.

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A micromosaic with a very similar scene but without the tesserae border, is illustrated in R. Grieco, Micromosaici Romani, Rome, 2008, p. 86, no.224.

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