30 novembre 2017

An Italian tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué dish, Naples, mid-18th century

Lot 2. An Italian tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué dish, Naples, mid-18th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 EUR. Lot sold 4,750 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's of oval scalloped outline, decorated with foliage and shells, with two hunters amongst ruins and a village scene. Long. 19 cm., larg. 15,3 cm. ; Length 7½in., width 6in. Note: Attributed to the Neapolitan jeweller and silversmith, Laurenzini in the mid-17th century, the procedure of the "piqué" involves softening the... [Lire la suite]