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  • Place of origin:

    Rome (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mascelli, Luigi (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lapis lazuli set with micro mosaic and mounted in gold

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Mitchell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 66, shelf B, box 6

Physical description

Lapis lazuli box set with a micro mosaic of Mercury charming Argus, after Salvator Rosa, and mounted in gold

Place of Origin

Rome (made)


ca. 1820 (made)


Mascelli, Luigi (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lapis lazuli set with micro mosaic and mounted in gold

Marks and inscriptions

Maker's mark of Luigi Mascelli


Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 9.8 cm, Depth: 7 cm

Descriptive line

Italy, Rome, about 1820; mark of Luigi Mascelli
Lapis lazuli, mounted in gold, set with a glass mosaic of Mercury charming Argus


Gold; Lapis lazuli




Containers; Metalwork; Jewellery


Metalwork Collection

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