851 Sold Superby Crafted Pietra Dura Marble inlaid Lidded Box

This is a superbly crafted Marble inlaid Box with a myirad of semi precious stones used to include Agate, Cornelian, Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, Jasper and many more. During the 19th Century it was common for people to do 'The Grand Tour' and in Italy many would have had piece made to indicate that they had visited these wonderful places on their tour such as italy.

Length 9" (22.5cm) Height 3.75 9.5cm) Depth 5.25 (14cm) Item Sold

Pietra Dura is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished coloured stones to create images and decoation