Antique pietra dura / Florentine mosaic picture frame for a small 'photo or miniature portrait. Made in Italy, late 19th - early 20th century.
Measurements: approximately 11 1/2 inches (29cm) high and 8 1/4 inches (21cm) wide.
Shape of an artist's palette is appropriate to the bright colors used in this work of art. A polished black stone is inlaid with various hardstones such as lapis lazuli, utilising the natural variations in tone of the stones to make the depiction more naturalistic. A sprig of white flowers, some in full bloom and some in bud arches around the space for the picture or painting. A butterfly and pair of birds flutter about. Excellent quality workmanship and beautiful design.
The current picture is a print by Vermeer. You can replace it with a picture / painting of your choice.
Condition: good with negligible wear commensurate with age.
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