Rare ceremonial pedestal in mahogany and mahogany veneer with marble top.
The tray radiant decoration over eighty samples hard stones which porphyry, Agathe, lapis lazuli, malachite, jasper, marble portor big ancient, brocatelle ....
Number of stones come from excavations, quarries were exhausted since antiquity (imperial porphyry green of Greece and red Egypt cipolin marble ....)
The center surrounded by a micromosaic tesserae paste blue and yellow glass and two pieces of glass circles "reticelli, murrina, millefiori ...." dating from the Hellenistic period 1st century BC-1st AC.
Identical glasses are visible in the museum of Murano glass.
Attributed to Francesco Sibilio in Rome circa 1820.
Diameter: 96 cm Height: 79 cm
Sibilio Francesco (1784-1859) stonemason, mosaic, antique dealer, collector of marbles, coins and glasses.
He is the only one to use pieces of antique glass that once heated and overhauled fit perfectly in these sets precious stones making them unique and clearly identifiable.
Probably director of "Factory of St. Peter", he worked for the Vatican, the European courts and the rich tourists came to Rome to the "grand tour".
Bibliography: Martine Newby: "Francesco Sibilio and the reuse of ancient Roman glass in the nineteen century."
Only a few models are known to date, including one in the collections of the Vatican, another in private hands with the initial base of Tsar Nicolas II of Russia.
22 000 €
Price : on request