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MALACHITE AND GOLD SNUFF BOX WITH MICROMOSAIC COVER

€ 3.000 / 5.000
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MALACHITE AND GOLD SNUFF BOX WITH MICROMOSAIC COVER

 

TABACCHIERA IN ARGENTO E ORO

di forma rettangolare, con angoli smussati, placca in micromosaico raffigurante una veduta di Paestum affiancata da due colonne scanalate, punzoni dello Stato Pontificio dell'editto del 1815, marchio del fabbricante, dim. cm 6,5x4,5x2 circa, gr. 185

 

 

In the panorama of archaeological views, Paestum appears very rarely. In the case of the snuffbox described above, it is characterized by an extraordinary perspective view that the artist wanted to give to the Templar triptych.