Specimen Marble Paperweights, c. 1850
A collection of three exceptional “Grand Tour” mid-19th-century pietra dura mixed marble paperweights of plaque form composed of English Ashford Derbyshire black marble slabs inset with native English stones and minerals including Blue John (Derbyshire Spar), Duke’s Red, Bird’s Eye, and various other indigenous and fossiliferous stones, in addition to imported stones of lapis lazuli, malachite, and jasper in intricate “harlequin”, “grid”, and “terrazzo” design inlays. Measurements are as follows: Harlequin Plaque: 8.38″ by 4.38″ by .75″ Grid Plaque: 6.63″ by 4.38″ by 1″ Terazzo Plaque: 7.88″ by 4.5″ by .75″
Condition: Excellent. Wear commensurate with age and use.
Number of items: 3
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