Antique Micro Mosaic paper weight depicting white flowers with green leaves on a turquoise ground and the Venetian winged lion on either side. The Micro Mosaic is of very good quality and of beautiful detail. It is in very good condition ,some tiny tesserae are missing. The paperweight is adorned with gold stone and centered by an oval shell Cameo depicting the profile of a young lady. The carving of the Cameo is of excellent quality and detail. The paperweight is a Souvenir of Venice of the Grand Tour Era and a rare item. It is in good antique condition with some damage on the edges on the left side. It is dated at the 19th century.
Cameo : Length: 2 inch ( 50 mm) Width: 1.4 inch ( 35 mm)
Paperweight: Length: 4.7inch ( 120 mm) Width: 3.5 inch ( 90 mm)