07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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Italian "Grand Tour" Micromosaic and Gilt-metal Trinket Box

$504$425
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Italian "Grand Tour" Micromosaic and Gilt-metal Trinket Box, late 19th century, rectangular with rounded corners, the lid set with a micromosaic of the Colosseum, the sides of box with champleve enamel decoration of a running vine, on ball feet, box ht. 1 3/4, wd. 2 3/4, micromosaic 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 in.
Estimate $300-500

overall minor age wear. light darkening of metal. micromosaic with two tiny pinpoint holes in the grout material (no missing tesserae).