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Antique Pietra Dura Plaque of a Gentleman


Florence, Italy, c. 1900


A wonderfully fine antique pietra dura plaque of a gentleman with a cane in a later frame.

Dressed in eighteenth century costume, he has a beautifully aloof expression befitting a gentleman of his importance. The mosaic stonework of this plaque is marvellous: the thin banks of lapis in his tricorn; every button picked out beautifully; the intense red jasper of his breeches… Notice the fine work on the key fob hanging from his waist.

Although unsigned, this is undoubtedly from one of the principal craftsmen. A marvellous plaque.


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Plaque Size:
Width:
6 3/4" / 17cm
 
Height:
10 3/4" / 27.5cm
Frame Size:
Width:
10 3/4"/ 27.5cm
  Height:
15" / 38cm


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