Italian Pietra Dura Mosaic Stone Plaque or Tabletop Depicting Village Landscape
This magnificent pietre dure stone table top set in slate depicts an Italian village with folks at leisure and travel along a narrow path beside modest homes and a magnificent church and spire, with a brilliant blue sky. Measures 32.3 by 20.3 by 0.8 inches (82 by 52 by 2 cm), and weighs an estimated 75-95 lbs. Condition of the top surface is excellent. There are scuffs, abrasions, scratches and small chips along the edges of the slate. Believed to date from the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century. The work is unsigned and we have no details on provenance. This exceptional genre mosaic may be framed and displayed as a plaque.