Paperweight

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-38476

Description

Roughly rectangular pietra dura (hard stone) paperweight with curved edges, made of black marble with central inlaid decoration of Pliny's Doves (four doves drinking from a basin), made in micromosaic, surrounded by inlaid malachite oval. Most likely made in Italy.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paperweights
knickknacks
stone (rock)
micromosaics
Stone
Paperweight

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

1/2 x 5 5/8 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1936.297

Places

Probably