5 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PIETRA DURA PANELS
PROBABLY FLORENCE, 19TH CENTURY
Each comprising various semi-precious stones and marble including lapis lazuli, giallo, cipollino, astracane dorato, alabastro, travertine di Tivoli and sabalgarh marble, within a bardiglio marble slab and a pounced moulded frame, and depicting a bird perched amongst fruit and foliage, fitted with ormolu hooks and a roundel for hanging
20¼ in. x 14¼ in. (51.5 x 36.5 cm.) [without fittings] (2)
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 April 1996.
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