Pietra Dura lidded box - Renaissance Style - different types of stone - Early 20th century

Description
Pietra Dura lidded box - Renaissance Style - different types of stone - Early 20th century
Italy

Jewel box in Pietra dura.

Pietra dura, also called pietre dure (Italian for “hard stone” or “hard stones”) is a technique with which a stone is inlaid with stone fragments of other types of stones and with different colours (WIkipedia).
This operation produces very durable and colourfast decorations.

Lot details
Object
Pietra Dura lidded box
Material
different types of stone
Style
Renaissance Style
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
2.5×5×7.5 cm
Weight
130 g
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