Jewelry Box with Semi-Precious stones
Jewelry Music Box in solid ebony with marquetry panels of semi - precious stones ( Lapis, Lazul, Paesine, Giaedite, White Agate, Mocaite, Yellow Jasper, Aulenturine) . Inside has two trays, Fur Elise Music, made in Italy, Swiss Musical Movement
The art of marquetry with semi-precious stones started in Florence at the end of the XVI century. At that time floors and walls were covered with mosaics of semi-precious stones. Pieces of the semi-precious stones of various colors were cut with precision and still provide the geometric decorations ( The Medici Chapel in Florence). The precision with which the different pieces of stone are arranged side by side is comparable to the best wood marquetry The richness of color is far superior and is perfectly hard wearing over time. These compositions are commonly called Florentine Marquetry , dive it was created in Florence. Nowadays there are few craftsmen who continue to inlay using semi-precious stones because the work is very costly due to the hardness and fragility of the materials
Size W16" xD12" x H11"