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Less than a week to go until our Fine Sculpture, Early Works of Art & Garden Ornament sale on 25 June.
A highlight from the sale is this Italian micro-mosaic inset black marble circular table top, possibly from the workshop of Cesare Roccheggiani.
The master Mosaicisti Cesare Roccheggiani was active at the Vatican workshops from 1856 to 1864 but like many of his contemporaries sought to supplement his meagre income by establishing his own workshop making mosaics for dealers and tourists.
The table top offered here is fairly typical of Roccheggiani's oeuvre, with depictions of famed Grand Tour sites in malachite reserves around a central, larger micro-mosaic, although Roccheggiani was far from the only mosaicist to be utilising these motifs.
The sale will be on view from 21 June. See our website for full viewing details and to browse the catalogue:
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