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    A Square Pietre Dure Table Top

    Unknown maker, India
    Twentieth Century
    Marble and semi-precious stone
    Unmarked
    58.5 in wide x 58.5 in. long; with base 33.5 in. high

    Based on a design by Giovanni Battista Foggini, the black marble top inlaid with central undulating scrolled lapis lazuli ribbon within a garland of naturalistic flowers rendered in contrasting marble and semi-precious stones. Four shells reveal black pearls amid scrolling foliate corners culminating in paired stylized dolphins trailing foliage and supporting circular medallions containing three fleur de lis motifs; bound by a rectangular frame of foliate scrolls bound by filets, within a frieze of serpentine foliate scrollwork with egg and dart frame and white fillet. Raised upon a central stepped rectangular shaped base of black marble with defined angled corners in white.

    Provenance:
    The Maharaja of Mysore


    Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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