Réf : 59594
Micromosaic plate Luigi Cavaliere Moglia. Mid 19th century.
Exceptional circular micromosaic plate featuring a fox capturing a mallard duck. The fox is crouched, ears back, and remains wary of his surroundings. The subject is set on a solid black background. This plate displays superior mastery of tessellation, as shown by the variety of shapes of the tesselles (small tiles) in the fox’s coat: crescents, waves, circles and rectangles. The predatory theme of the fox was often represented in micromosaic art and was inspired by the work of the painter Johann Wenzel Peter (Karlsbad 1745 - Rome1829). Peter was active in Rome during the end of the 19th century and was known [...]