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Attributed To Barberi, Italian 19th C. Micromosaic, Pietre Dure Marble And Malachite Table Top


"Attributed To Barberi, Italian 19th C. Micromosaic, Pietre Dure Marble And Malachite Table Top"
Attributed To Barberi, An Italian Mid-19th Century Micromosaic And Pietre Dure Marble And Malachite Circular Tabletop
The central micromosaic panel depicting a mother hen and her chicks within a grassy landscape with rocks and plants in the foreground, within a malachite border and brocatelle marble outer border, the black marble top set into a wooden surround.

The subject is after a painting by Johann Wenzel Peter (1745-1829) now in the Vatican Museums.

Literature:
Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel "Micromosaics, Private Collections", pages 140 et 141, Similar subject by Gioacchino Barberi (1772-1857) with identical subject of "Hen and Chicks" and also "Rooster, Hen and Chicks". (Nos. 101 et 102).

Micromosaic scene: 13cm high, 15cm wide
Black marble tabletop: 39cm diameter
Wooden border tabletop: 49cm diameter
Price : $10,000
Artist : Attributed To Barberi, After A Painting By Johann Wenzel Peter (1745-1829) Now In The Vatican Museums.
Period: 19th century
Style: Other Style
Condition : Very good

Material : Micromosaic
Diameter : 49cm

Reference : 282
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