fine late c19th italian 'grand tour' souvenir marble paperweight with micromosaic scenic panels

Fine late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir marble paperweight with micro-mosaic scenic panels.



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Fine late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir paperweight with micro-mosaic scenic panels.
Cartouche shaped black marble 'Nero Belgio' paperweight inset with 5 finely crafted oval micro-mosaic panels depicting iconic landmarks of Ancient Rome .
The larger centre panel showing St. Peter's Square , the corners with panels depicting The Pantheon , The Coliseum, Temple of Vesta and The Forum .
In excellent original condition, with only minor chips to the edges of the cartouche.
The sides with a bevelled edge detail.
High-quality souvenirs such as this were produced in the workshops of Rome in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to sell to wealthy tourists as souvenirs from their visit to the Eternal City .
H 4"
W 6"
D 0. 75"
Italy c.1880
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.


Height = 10 cm (4")
Width = 15 cm (6")
Depth = 2 cm (1")

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