This is a superb decorative antique Italian Grand Tour marble Pietra Dura mounted desk paperweight, circa 1880 in date.
This splendid rectangular paperweight is exquisitely inlaid with a sumptuous arrangement of twenty-four diamond-shape and sixteen further triangular semi-precious stones including lapis lazuli, malachite, agate, onyx, porphyry and pink granite.
It is beautifully framed with a black marble border.
Not only is this desk paperweight very functional, 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 21.5 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 8 inches x Depth 5 inches
Our reference: A1215
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