12 December 2002
AN ITALIAN SPECIMEN JASPER, PORPHYRY AND VERDE ANTICO MARBLE TABLE TOP
Early 19th Century
The circular top banded with verde antico, green serpentine and Egyptian porphyry around radiating specimens of jasper, Siena and mottled red and yellow marbles, on a modern white marble fluted spreading columnar base
29½in. (75cm.) high, 38½in. (97.5cm.) diameter
Acquired from Dino Franzin, New York, 1 February 1985.
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