Old World Italian artistry……..
Rare 19th Century Micro Mosaic Stone Paperweight.
The base of the paperweight is done with black slate with Seven (7) inset and well executed micro-mosaics of vignettes of Ancient Roman Monuments.
Hard Stone was used throughout.
The detail it BEAUTIFUL…….
Paperweight measures 6 1/4″ Wide x 4 1/2″ Tall x 1/2″ Deep.
The mosaic scenes are incredible………color still sharp, no tiles missing.
Yes, there are chips on the slate base, see pictures.
Circa: 1860 – 1890
Wear commensurate with age and use.