c19th italian 'grand tour' souvenir micromosaic panel paperweight set on a pale onyx marble base

C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir micro-mosaic panel paperweight set on a pale onyx marble base.



Item Ref

ML 1711


C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir micro-mosaic panel paperweight set on a pale onyx marble base.
Smart figured onyx cartouche shaped paperweight with a channeled edge. The centre set with a raised oval micro-mosaic panel set in a black marble border.
The finely-made panel depicting the Roman Forum with the ruins of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the foreground.
High quality items such as this were made in the workshops of the Roman craftsmen to sell to wealthy tourists as souvenirs of their visit to the Eternal City.
In excellent condition with no losses, damage or repairs.
H 4"
W 5"
D 0.5"
The micro-mosaic panel 1.5" x 1"
Italy, Rome 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.
Internal Ref: ML 1711


Height = 10 cm (4")
Width = 13 cm (5")
Depth = 2 cm (1")

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

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