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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1936.297