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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A 'Grand Tour' souvenir micromosaic and lapis lazuli paperweight with a view of St Peter's Square, Rome, circa 1840
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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A 'Grand Tour' souvenir micromosaic and lapis lazuli paperweight with a view of St Peter's Square, Rome, circa 1840
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A 'Grand Tour' souvenir micromosaic and lapis lazuli paperweight with a view of St Peter's Square, Rome, circa 1840
the rectangular base veneered in lapis lazuli, the micromosaic panel set into the lid of a gilt-metal box with leaf-chased frame, overall 17cm, 6 3/4in; and a pair of rectangular 'gold mosaic' and marble paperweights with gilt-metal swing handles and text: P SAI MARIA and P SAI ADELAIDE, Venice, circa 1840, each 11.5cm, 4 3/4in
Quantity: 3
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Provenance

Princesses Maria (1821-1844), who died unmarried, and Adelaide (1822-1855), later consort of Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia, were the firstborn daughters of Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria and Princess Elisabeth of Savoy. They were followed by six sons.

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