6 July 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
A GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE
Rectangular plaque depicting a mountainous landscape with a waterfall and rapids, within a gilt-metal mount, set on the cover of a gilt-metal mounted hardstone snuff-box
the micromosaic, 2¾ x 1 7/8 in. (69 x 48 mm.)
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An almost identical micromosaic signed by Gioacchino Barberi was sold Christie's, London, 25 May 2004, lot 183.
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