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A Florentine pietra dura casket, 17th Century.

The sides and lid with plaques of birds, mounted later in gilt bronze frame with lion couchant feet, 24cm by 24.8cm square.

1854 Inventory: “Blue Drawing Room…..A Square Pietra Dura Chest or Box mounted in Or Molu bought 1826 on a stand”.

1867 Inventory: “Blue Drawing room…A massive and beautifully chased ormolu jewel casket with five Florentine mosaic panels, on lion feet, on an ebonised stand.”

 

 

REFERENCE: EWA 08601

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