This lovely Grand Tour antique paperweight is unusual by having no tessera missing. In high relief this is especially rare. Rare, also, is having two tiny pietra dura, one on each side.
Country of Origin: Italy.
Size: Base: 4 5/8 by 3 1/4 inches by 1/2 inches.
Marks: "Ricordo Venezia" .
Condition: The important parts, the micromosaic, the two pietra dura, and the entire top with beautiful glittering accents are all in Very Good
Condition. There is damage to the frame around it, the most significant on the top right, and lesser damage to the two short sides.
Circa: 1880 - 1910.
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Micromosaic In High Relief, With Two Additional Tiny Pietra Dura, One On Each Side, In A Lovely Base, Grand Tour