A fantastic "Grand Tour" paperweight in black marble inlaid with a variety of colorful semi-precious hardstones such as malachite, lapis lazuli, amethyst etc..
The paperweight is slightly larger than usual, of a highly unusual shape (most being square or rectangular) and exceptional because of the variety and beauty of the colorful stone specimens. A real collector's item !
The specimen stones were most likely collected in Italy during the "Grand Tour" of an english gentleman and then mounted in black marble upon his return in England during the Victorian era.
Dimensions: L 20cm x W 13.7cm x 2cm thick
- perspex stand is not included -
- Presse papier
- Lapis Lazuli, Malachiet, Marmer, Steen (mineraal)
- Geschatte periode
- Midden 19e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- Uitstekende staat - nauwelijks gebruikt met minimale gebruikssporen en tekenen van ouderdom
- 2×13,7×20 cm