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Small Hardstone Box Set with a Micromosaic Attributed by Giacomo Raffaelli
A green hardstone circular box with detachable cover set with a micromosaic depicting a mother dog nursing a puppy and protecting another puppy with her paw. Silver marked for Rome and with maker's mark GS 8 in lozenge. The micromosaic was probably made by Giacomo Raffaelli, an expert micromosaicist. Raffaelli was born in 1753 and died in 1836 in Rome. He is celebrated as a one of the best artists working in hardstones and mosaics in his day and credited as being the inventor of micro- mosaics. Many of the major European galleries, museums and collections house works by Raffaelli in their permanent collections. The term 'micromosaic' is used to describe mosaics made of the smallest glass pieces. Some micromosaics contain more than 5000 pieces per square inch. The earliest attempts at micromosaic revealed visible joins between the pieces (known as tesserae) and a lack of perspective. Later artists such as Antonio Aguatti made huge advances in micromosaic technique, resulting in renderings that were truer to life. Glass micromosaic technique developed in the 18th century, in the Vatican Mosaic Workshop in Rome, where they still undertake restoration work today. Hide Full Description.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1800
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 0.75 in. x Dm 1.66 in.H 1.9 cm x Dm 4.2 cm
- Diameter1.66 in. (4.2 cm)
- Seller LocationHilversum, NL
- Reference NumberLU98559344481
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