This is a superb decorative antique Italian Grand Tour marble Pietra Dura mounted octagonal table-top stand, circa 1880 in date.
This splendid black marble octagonal table-top stand is exquisitely inlaid with a sumptuous arrangement of thirty-eight egg-shaped semi-precious stones including lapis lazuli, malachite, agate, onyx, cornelian, porphyry and pink granite.
Not only is this desk paperweight very decorative, but it is also an exquisite mineralogical wonder that can be admired by all discerning collectors.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 2 x Width 26 x Depth 26
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 10 inches x Depth 10 inches
Our reference: A1022
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