Giacomo Raffaelli (1753-1836).
Micromosaic with butterfly.
Enamels and colored glass known as smalti filati.
Rome, around 1810.
Giacomo Raffaelli is an emblematic artist of the creation of art objects in Rome at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. From his early years of activity he is recognized for his work as a mosaicist and is often credited with the creation of the process of micromosaic.
The assembly of miniature tesserae that make up this particularly fine micromosaic is the result of a real work of goldsmith. Their regular organization is typical of the greatest Roman mosaicist. The border of our micromosaic decorated with circular patterns is the signature of the work of the mosaicist. And the finesse of the work is visible on some tesserae that in addition to being assembled with extreme care, have been engraved to detail even more the wings of the butterfly.
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