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Box

  • 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:

    187-1878

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1820 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Dimensions

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

Materials

Gold; Lapis lazuli

Techniques

Micromosaic

Categories

Containers; Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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