Lot 13
  • 13

A palisander and crossbanded casket mounted with pietre dure panels the five pietre dure panels Florentine, Grand Ducal Workshop, 17th century

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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  • 22.5cm. high, 43cm. wide, 33cm. deep; 9in., 1ft. 5in., 1ft. 1in.

Catalogue Note

The present panels relate to a pietre dure panel which is signed Baccio Cappelli  active during the reign of King Gian Gastone (1671-1737)., illus. Anna Maria Giusti, op. cit. pl. 164. The floral designs are characteristic of the designs of Giovanni Battista Foggini.

The various marbles in the panels comprise amongst other stones,  chalcedony from Volterra, jasper from the Alsace region and Sicily, and lapis lazuli.

Comparative Literature:
Anna Maria Giusti, Paolo Mazzoni, Annapaula Pampaloni Martelli, Il Museo Dell`Opificio Delle Pietre Dure a Firenze, 1978, pl. 146-153 illustrate pietre dure panels of almost identical form to those in the present lot.