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landscape of various semi-precious stones set in black marble, image area 4" X 5", excellent.......Pietra Dura - This is an Italian term which literally means hard stone. The term refers to the various hard stones, such as chalcedony, agate, jasper, and lapis lazuli, which were used in flat slices in the type of mosaic produced in Florence during the Renaissance period. This type of jewelry production continues today, and is sometimes applied to an example of the work. Generally the background is a darker color to offset the object being depicted.

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Italian Pietra Dura Plaque by A. Buccioni,

Estimate $100 - $200Nov 17, 2018