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An Italian marbles and hardstones specimen collection, probably assembled in the 19th century or early 20th century

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property of a European Private Collector

An Italian marbles and hardstones specimen collection, probably assembled in the 19th century or early 20th century

An Italian marbles and hardstones specimen collection, probably assembled in the 19th century or early 20th century

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

20,160

GBP

Property of a European Private Collector

An Italian marbles and hardstones specimen collection,

probably assembled in the 19th century or early 20th century


comprising 300 polished rectangular specimens each with a manuscript label to their back, including Breccia QuintilinaGiallo TigratoAlabastro Marino, Breccia Policroma, Pietra Braschia amongst others, arranged in a later stained wood cabinet comprising ten drawers each containing thirty samples

overall 54.3cm. high, 62.5cm. wide, 48.5cm. deep; 1ft. 9⅜in., 2ft.⅜in., 1ft. 7⅛in.

each sample approx. 9.8cm x 5cm, 3¾in. x 2in.

In very good conserved condition and ready to be placed. Minor marks and scratches to the cabinet consistent with age and use. Some specimen with repaired breaks or cracks, and minor scuffs to edges and corners, as to be expected.

The list of marbles contained in this cabinet is available as a pdf, it can be requested to adele.bourbonne@sothebys.com


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