Lot 1155
  • 1155

An Italian hardstone circular box with micromosaic of a goldfinch, circa 1800

10,000 - 15,000 USD
12,500 USD
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  • hardstone
  • diameter 2 7/8 in.
  • 7 cm
the goldfinch perched on a tree stump sprouting berried twigs within a border of red beads, the mottled grey and black stone box with gilt metal mounts

Catalogue Note

A similar mosaic attributed to Giacomo Raffaelli, Rome, circa 1790 is mounted in a silver box, Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel, Micromosaics, Private Collections, no. 125, p. 164.