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Pietra dura picture - 18th century
Pietra dura picture - 18th century - Curiosities Style
Ref : 79963
8 000 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Italy - florence
Medium :
Pietra dura
Dimensions :
l. 8.27 inch X H. 9.25 inch
Philippe Delpierre

Furniture and Works of Art from the 17th, 18th and early 19th century


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Pietra dura picture - 18th century

Picture in "commesso" representing a couple in multicolored dress of the eighteenth century against the backdrop of Paragon (Black), a technique that was to use stone (pietra dura) of different colors, which after being cut, assembled and glued on a plate marble or slate, representing a scene. This type of commesso is based on drawings by Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767), painter attached to the factory since 1750. Indeed, many visitors, especially french and English, who were in Florence and its a must manufacture their Grand Tour, could see the very important works for the court of Vienna in process. They can order more straightforward works with one, very rarely see two figures like ours, elegant, dressed in fashion of the time. In these graceful subjects, manufacturing taking advantage of his ability to return the figures, it had matured skill in preparing the tables of stone for more complex in Vienna.

Manufacturer Grand Duchy of hard stones of Florence, Italy second half of the eighteenth century.


Presented in a blackened wooden frame, adorned with a carved molding bronze and gold leaf decoration of water-nineteenth century.


The manufacture of large-ducal stone of Florence was founded in the sixteenth century by Ferdinando I de 'Medici, who ruled from 1587 to 1609. It was the first sovereign in Europe to bottom, 1588, a factory state where multiple workshops had addressed a court exclusive taste as demanding as sophisticated. Created by the third grand duke of Tuscany, the "Galleria dei Lavori, that other royal manufactures analog, Goblins of the Sun King, for example, take a model, became very quickly an international reputation, mainly through its noble work in hard stones.

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