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 semi-precious stones including Lapis Lazuli, agate, onyx and amethyst.
It is beautifully inlaid on a slate base.
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 20 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 8 inches x Depth 4 inches
Our reference: A1996c
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